Mrs. Zookey’s class is studying spiders and their prey. Richard can relate, because Patrick has been preying on him all morning.
Patrick is the biggest pest in second grade. He gets away with stuff other kids don’t. Today he’s out to get Richard. When he does something that makes him look smart or Richard look silly, he flashes a sign: Gotcha! Richard has been zapped, powed, and bonked. Even his friends at Table Two are laughing at him, and there’s no relief in sight, because Mrs. Zookey wants Richard to be Patrick’s partner for an entire field trip. But sticking with Patrick is asking for trouble, and the “winner” gets all wet in this funny, fast-paced Table Two chapter book, full of interesting spider facts.