Milo, a unmotivated kid who was always board finds a tollbooth in his room. Since he has nothing to do he drives his toy car through it.
He is transported to an another dimension where he goes to the land of Expectations and meets the whether man
Milo takes a wrong turn and ends up in the Doldrums where he is saved by Tock
After that Milo and Tock traveled to Dictionopols where they met the Humbug, got arrested by officer Shrift, traveled around the word market, had a banquet with king Azaz and got sent on a mission to save Rhyme and Reason.
Then they travel to the Forest of sights where they meet Alec, and listen to the orchestra.
Tock, Milo and the Humbug run into Dr. Dischord and the Dynne who only like terrible noises.