At follow-the-leader, Sleepyhead was always first. And he beat the other boys out of bed to meet for a long day at the old swimming hole. With Ted and Goofer, Jerry the Jinx and Ray, Sleepyhead frolicked and swam a golden summer day away. Why, then, was he called Sleepyhead? The reader discovers why at the end of the book, after following some rather bumpy rhymes in Sleepyhead's footsteps.