Franklin is an endearing young turtle with a big imagination. It is the middle of winter, which is not a very exciting time for a turtle, but his mother tries to put a little pizazz in his days by telling him stories. After she tells him a tale about the Knights of the Round Table, Franklin is inspired. Franklin is anxious for spring, not only because the weather will be better but also because his new sister will be born in the springtime. Hence, Franklin dreams up a tale in which he is a knight who's searching for the spring.