When Bert, Johnno's grandfather, is dying, he leaves Johnno his old toaster, asking the boy to promise he will '... never take it out of the box, and if you do, don't plug it in, ... and if you do, don't turn it on, ... and if you do ...' and so on. Johnno assumes his grandfather has just lost the plot in his final days. That's okay, and he loves him all the same. But life will never be the same ... for the boy with the talking toaster!!