Sophie Sixpence is a little girl who lives with her mummy and daddy in a village and has just learned to ride a two-wheel bicycle. On a typical day she sets off on her bicycle with either her mummy or daddy walking behind her, to buy shopping in the village from people like the butcher and the baker, and she often says, ‘Hello’ to people like the postman and the mechanic.
Today, however, was not a typical day. It was a very windy day and the wind, looking for mischief, found it in the form of an out of control hot air balloon!
Can Sophie Sixpence and a host of characters from the village save whoever is inside the hot air balloon or will the wind whisk the hot air balloon away never to be seen again and at what point will Mrs Sixpence look up from her handwritten shopping list and realise what is going on?