Seven-year-old Sylvie Harnois lives a lonely life as a child in foster care. Then one day a mysterious librarian at her school gives her a strange book with a key attached to it. The next day she is adopted by Mr. and Mrs. Martin and finds the key leads her to open a hidden magical portal in her new home's attic. She enters the land of Genoma where she first meets Mr. H.M. Wogglebug T.E. who is a highly magnified insect who has just been thoroughly educated. He is polite, kind, and friendly and Sylvie makes fast friends with him. Then on learning she is lost in this new world he vows to help her return to her own. He brings her to the castle where King Ethano and Queen Lexia send them on a quest to rescue the Enchanted Forest from a menacing villain named Antibo, a demented gnomic lord who wants to change the laws of nature with his new world order of magic which will only do harm to the forest and the residents of it. Mr. Wogglebug together with little Sylvie must somehow convince all of the dwellers of the Enchanted Forest, including the elves, the pixies, and guardians of the four corners, to unite and overthrow Antibo from from his power.
At the same time Mr. Wogglebug must also demonstrate his own intellectual prowess to win the respect of all of them by applying the Seven Living Values of Intelligence. Which are honesty, courtesy, kindness, loyalty, courage, perseverance, and humility. None of them he believes should be hard for him to accomplish being thoroughly educated, should they?