Principal Russ wants the middle school trees to be trimmed before his administrative evaluation, but the project is interrupted by a town gender war, dueling chefs, student tree protests, and a surprise wedding.
The shortest kid in the second grade is James Moody, also known as Stink. Every morning, Judy Moody measures Stink. Then, one day, the ruler reads-can it be?-three feet, seven and three quarters inches! Is Stink shrinking?