All the other birds had beautiful plumes. But, dear little Featherless was just simply, featherless. A bird without feathers faces many challenges in life, like where to sleep and how to catch enough bugs to eat. Not to mention the hurt and confusion caused by being teased for his lack of feathers. Featherless learns to build on his strengths and becomes quite a strong and self sufficient little bird.
Then one day, he meets a magic bug and shows kindness to this little bug. In doing so, he receives a wonderful gift of feathers, beautiful feathers! Now, Featherless must face new challenges. He discovers new understandings about himself and the other birds around him.