Gilbert is a Groundhog with stage fright, no friends, and a bully out to get him. He meets an Old Oak Tree who teaches him a deep breathing technique to calm his anxious body. He also learns how to feel his emotions and how to express them. By practicing what he has learned, he is able to take care of himself. Then he can confidently present his rock collection to the after-school club, make a new friend, and stand up to the bully.