The baby animals in the Black Mushroom Forest are afraid of the dark and their mothers are desperate for help. When a special elephant arrives with a unique talent—he can eat the dark night—they see a glimmer of hope. Can he help the baby animals overcome their nighttime fears? As he travels around the forest, the elephant eats the night’s darkness, turning everything as bright as day. As a result, the children play all day and night, not knowing when it’s time for bed. Everyone is exhausted, including the mothers. They beg the elephant to return the dark nights. When he does, the children discover the night is needed and not as scary as they once thought.