Danny is camping with his Dad and his older sister, but his fun is spoilt by his fears of the dark. Dad has a favourite book with him, 'The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark'. Together, they role play the story of Plop the baby owl, using their camping equipment for props and costumes.
The story is about a young barn owl called Plop, who has a problem with the dark. The plot is divided into seven little chapters. Each one is a satisfying tale in which Plop learns something new about the dark each night: dark is exciting, dark is kind, dark is fun, dark is necessary, dark is fascinating, dark is wonderful and dark is beautiful. Plop isn't convinced immediately, but by the seventh night he's looking at the dark.
Through looking at the barn owl's fears, Danny conquers his own fears of the dark and can enjoy his weekend under canvas and a starry night sky.