When sharks are spotted in Trident City, Pearl is assigned a Shark Guard for safety and begins stirring up trouble by denouncing all shark-related activities before wrongly accusing a friend of stealing.
Experiencing occasional visions of the future, mermaid Kiki Coral receives a psychic warning that her classmate, Rocky Ridge, will have a dangerous encounter with a giant leatherback turtle, a premonition she fears nobody will believe.
The students at Bailey School try to overcome their fears and their imaginations when they meet the new football coach and student teacher, Mr. Bogey, whom everyone begins to think may be the bogeyman.
Unable to comprehend a beloved librarian's imminent marriage to a cafeteria worker who seems to be perpetually grouchy, Pearl becomes jealous when Echo, Shelly, and Kiki are all asked to be flower girls.
The third graders from Bailey school go wild with lovesickness shortly after a new cafeteria cook distributes a special batch of Valentine cookies, and Eddie vows to find out if she's been secretly cooking up love potions for lunch.
There are some pretty weird grown-ups living in Bailey City. But could the creepy scientist in town to help with the class's ecology projects really be a swamp monster? The Bailey School kids are going to find out!--Cover p. .