When the dollmaker creates Zigzag from scraps, she promises him, |Some child will love you|. This gives the strange-looking doll hope. But the other dolls and stuffed animals in the shop don't want such an ugly toy around. They force Zigzag to leave and he sets out to find a home. His journey is not easy. A hungry owl tries to make the doll his dinner. Escaping the fierce claws, Zigzag finds himself lost in the countryside far from the familiar city and other adventures lie in wait for him. Will he ever find his dreamed-of child and true happiness?