MAGNUS MAXIMUS is a marvelous measurer. With his glasses perched at the end of his nose, he measures wetness and dryness, nearness and farness, and everything else in between.
When a lion escapes from a traveling circus, Magnus comes to the rescue with his ubiquitous measuring tape. Hailed as a hero, he now becomes the town’s official measurer and sets out to measure all kinds of NESSes, from the wobbliness of a jellyfish to the itchiness of an itch. And every Saturday he holds a contest to measure all kinds of ESTs, from the floppiest ears to the stinkiest socks.
However, such a frenzy of measuring takes its toll on Magnus. And one day, when he accidentally breaks his glasses, he is faced with a dreadful dilemma. A marvelous tale to remind us that the best things in life are not meant to be measured, but treasured.