Nowayer is unpleasantly surprised when her mother tells her the family is moving to a new house. She loves their old home and cherishes her memories in it and does not want to leave it. But when the family moves into the new big house, she starts to love it and feel content.
The story describes the mixed feelings people experience when they leave familiar places and people and move to a new place. It teaches readers to embrace new experiences.
The short poems sung throughout the story make it more enjoyable, and the second person narrator involves the reader in the events of the story.