What was supposed to be a fun, educational field trip to the local zoo turned into a living nightmare for the young third-grader. One stupid prank, quickly followed by one big lie, leaves Michael scrambling to save himself from a hotheaded redhead bent on revenge and a sharp-toothed alligator ready to chomp. Will Michael escape his web of lies by owning up to his mistakes and apologizing? Or will he keep hiding the truth by spinning wilder and wilder tales? Find out in this entertaining chapter book.