Ree the Henrybug is growing up. He is very curious about the outside world: the vastness of the vastest field, the depth of the deepest river, and the height of the highest mountain. So he embarks upon a journey. Along the way he encounters many other bugs who offer him help, lending him their own specs which never seem to fit properly. Ree tries to see the world through others' specs, and takes in the lessons they offer. In the end, Ree learns that only through his own specs can he fully see.