Little One, the toddler, is trying to get a biscuit. Frustration builds as Little One tries to reach the biscuit jar and falls, their clothes get twisted, they can’t get the lid off the jar; to them everything is wrong. Represented as a red scribble in the illustrations, frustration and anger lead to a tantrum and Little One seeing red.
Mum acknowledges their feelings and suggests they count to 10 instead. As they count from 1 to 10 the anger begins to disappear resulting in Little One calming, straightening their clothes and eating a biscuit. The story finishes with a feeling of calm and closeness for Little One and their Mum.