Bernard is looking for his dad, who is absorbed in his own business and simply responds, “Not now, Bernard.” He then tries to get his mother’s attention, but she responds the same way. But something is worrying the little boy: there is a monster in the garden, and Bernard is worried that he will be eaten. After his parents’ indifference, Bernard goes out to the garden. There, his fears are confirmed, and the monster devours him. What will the boy’s parents do now?
Short, sharp, and without wasting a single page, this picture book tackles a difficult topic in an intelligent, funny way, which will resonate with children as well as their parents.