When funding takes a cut, a new student creates a plan to save the school's lunch program. A candy drive! Gabby and her pet monster, Dwight, like the idea until the new kid starts racking up sales with help from his own beastly best friend. Dwight will have to pick up the pace, or raise the price of lollipops, if he's going to become a Monster Moneymaker.
During a faculty versus the students baseball game, the teachers try some dirty tricks to win. Luckily, the students have a monster on their team. With the help of Gabby's beastly pet, Dwight, the student team might stand a chance of winning. Or, maybe not! Turns out Dwight's not exactly a skilled player.
At school in Cocoa Beach, Florida, 15-year-old Dustin Martinez watches the Challenger space shuttle launch. He's always been interested in the space program, but this launch is even more exciting: for the first time in history, a schoolteacher will be flying aboard the shuttle.
Like every kid in town, twelve-year-old Gabby Gibbons has a pet monster. But unlike the others, Gabby refuses to keep her monster, Dwight, in the closet! When she brings him to school, the drama teacher takes a liking to the beastly pet. He wants Dwight to play Scrooge in the annual production of A Christmas carol. If Dwight doesn't meet his expectations, Gabby will have a monster of a problem.
When Gabby's pet monster, Dwight, enters the spelling bee, Vice-Principal Burns tries to blackmail the moderator into making sure that Dwight loses, but Gabby, overhearing the principal, figures out a way for Dwight to win.
"Gabby and Dwight attempt to steal the show in the school play, take the field in a teachers-vs.-students baseball game, turn into monster moneymakers in the class candy drive, and study up to become monster spellers for the district-wide spelling bee."--