It's very hot. Far too hot to go to bed. So Flop-Ear builds a tent with help from his father. It's very exciting, so he goes to bed early with lots of carrots to nibble. At first, it's all a great adventure, but when his torch goes out, the night starts to look more menacing. Huge shadows loom on the walls of his tent. Are they monsters? No, it's only his parents. They join him in the tent and soothe away his fears.