For Hubie, getting ready to go back to school after summer vacation is worse than actually going to class. His mom picks out all the wrong clothes, he gets back-to-back shots from his doctor, and there are rumors of a new teacher worse than any other. Will Hubie fail before school even starts.
When their teacher insists that all her pupils invent something for the school science fair, the students have only a vague idea how to go about it and find that bringing their projects to life is a lot more complicated than they thought.
Hubie just feels sick because baseball fever is catching everyone. The only hit he had last year was when he got hit in the head by a ball. Will he make the big hit this year and knock the ball out of the park?