Figaro Pho is about a boy swamped with an alphabet of phobias - whether it is a fear of spiders, telephone, veggies or beards, Figaro has experienced them all.
Figaro observes on his calendar that the 31st of December is the rising of the great mole rat. In terror, Figaro imagines the Godzilla of Mole rats on a destructive rampage towards his house, only to realize that his preconceptions were grossly misled.
Figaro is shivering by the fireplace as he grabs a piece of wood to throw on the fire. Figaros phobia comes to the fore when he observes a humanlike face in the piece of wood. In shock, he throws the wood into fire, which sends a vengeful calling card to all wooden objects and trees.