Bruno Fenster's best friends are invisible chickens. When Bruno awakens nightly to feed the hungry critters and imagines decorating their little heads with colorful hats, his wife, Greta, pulls her pillow over her head, hoping to drown out her fears that Bruno will never amount to anything.
As Bruno contemplates how he can fabricate chicken hats from his neighbor's newspaper, Greta ponders how much longer she can stand being the sole provider. Bruno thinks one job per family is plenty. But when a prospective job just happens to land in his lap one day, Bruno cannot resist, for he knows his wife will be so proud. Unfortunately, it is not the kind of job that comes with a salary, regular hours, or health insurance benefits. Making a snap decision based on nothing more than cockeyed optimism, Bruno has just transformed his life into a giant mess.
In this whimsically humorous fantasy tale, a man with a vivid imagination is about to unwittingly embark on a wild adventure with a prince, several elephants, and a woman who hears voices-and Bruno may just save the world in the process.