Hubie's class is having a reading challenge. Two Teams will compete and whoever reads more books gets a special lunch with a surprise guest. But Hubie doesn't know what books to pick. And his team gets a late start. How can they ever expect to win? Series Information Where, and what, is the Black Lagoon? As fans of this beloved series know, it's the worry-filled alternate reality created by Hubie's overactive imagination. It's where experiences that are new to Hubie become frightening in the most hilarious ways. From a Frankenbully at school to a historically bad class picture, Hubie anticipates one larger-than-life disaster after another. His outlandish fantasies help readers laugh off their own anxieties, while the fact that his worst nightmares never come true gives them the confidence to rise to new challenges. Black Lagoon illustrator Jared Lee's drawings add off-kilter silliness to familiar school scenes, making them feel like they're straight out of Hubie's notebook, while author Mike Thaler fills the text with jokes, riddles, and puns, encouraging readers to see the creative possibilities of words.