Clara, a young curmudgeon, was unhappy about having to take out the trash, having to share her toys with her seven brothers and sisters, and having to read one book a week for school! And her Mami is tired of Clara's grumpy face, so she sends her to the curandera - or healer - to ask for help. The curandera gives her a list of things to do: take out her own trash and the neighbors' as well; give all of her favorite toys to her siblings; and read five books instead of one! It's a busy week for Clara. But, people are grateful for her help, and give her hugs. Her siblings are so happy that they are extra nice to her and invite her to play with them, and her mother takes her to the library and she reads lots of interesting things. Could it be that helping others makes her feelhappy?