Much to his parent’s horror, Billy wants a bucket for his birthday. At first they try to persuade his to have something
else but, with the stubbornness that young children have, he sticks to his guns and finally they give in.
At the local D.I.Y. shop Billy tells the sales assistant exactly which bucket he wants. On his return he fills his bucket with ordinary tap water at the kitchen sink. With great excitement Billy looks into his birthday bucket and sees many different underwater environments and creatures. But, his parents just humour him when he tells them what he can see. In fact they think it’s funny. This view quickly changes when after disregarding Billy plea not to use his bucket, Billy’s fathers car is squashed by the whale that comes of the bucket when he uses it to wash his car.