Rex, who knows she is a terrible speller, is worried that she will embarrass herself in today’s spelling bee. Pinky, on the other hand, is a great speller. He might even be the second grade champion again. On the way to school Pinky tries to help Rex become more confident. Although Rex is eliminated early in the competition, it is Pinky’s confidence that is tested. Will Anthony - the new boy in school, and a spelling ace - dethrone Pinky? Or will the three cartons of milk and two glasses of juice Pinky had for lunch fluster him far more than a misspelled word? With his Pinky and Rex series, author James Howe has won over parents and young readers alike with tales of youthful friendship. When children listen to one of these magical books, they can’t wait to hear the rest. Christina Moore’s energetic narration will have listeners playing the tape over and over again.