Something's Eating the Garden is a children's picture book written and illustrated by Pam Fries. I began wondering what kind of animal was eating Papa's garden and tried guessing the identity of the culprit, or culprits. What would go into a garden to grab vegetables and fruits? Well, a frog might be inclined to sneak inside and grab something tasty with its long and sticky tongue. Or, a raccoon looking for tasty carrots to carry off to his den. Or a deer in search of ripe fruits hanging off the branches of Papa's fruit trees. There were so many possibilities that I feared I'd never finish trying them all, but Papa just smiled or laughed at each of my suggestions, and then he shared the answer.