She spills, drops, breaks and trips on things. She is called Clumsy, Slowcoach, Careless, Sloppy, Messy, Butterfingers words that scare away all other words. But in her head, the words become stories and the stories become pictures. One day her grandmother gives her a box of paints – and with brush in hand she sweeps herself away from the names people call her! Vivid watercolours lift the little girl from her everyday milieu into a swirl of images and hues.