Big beats Small at a board game called The Happy Camper. Small reacts by announcing that he is better at real camping than Big and so they go on a camping trip in the garden.
However, the more Small tries to prove that he is the best ever camper, the more his plans go awry. He gets twanged across the garden by the tent cables, a can of beans spurts over his face, he can't sing a campfire song... Meanwhile, Big turns out to be a brilliant camper. He can put up a perfect tent, collect a perfect pile of firewood, sing a perfect song.
Later that night, Small tries to tell Big a spooky story but just keeps switching on a flashlight that keeps Big awake! Big decides he can't sleep in the tent and, in a bad mood, walks out. But then a cricket makes a noise outside the tent. Small tries to bat the cricket away but accidentally causes the tent to collapse instead. Big looks back to see the rumpled canvas and realises that Small needs assistance, so he turns back and helps out his friend to hustle the mosquito outside. And Small accepts that Big is the best real camper, too - well, for the moment anyway!
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