Two seven-year-old girls find themselves smothered in sunshine, and knee deep in sand, during their family vacations. Prudence Parker is an imaginative and excitable seven-year-old, whose encounters with physically disabled children make way for valuable lessons in communication and empathy. Haley is deaf. Frustration turns to triumph when Prudence uses her limited knowledge of sign language as the segue for a new friendship with Haley. Flattered by Prudence's animated enthusiasm, Haley graciously uses a follow the leader type game to teach Prudence a new vocabulary.