Great things usually happen in September. Except when you get the back-to-school blues, which Willimena has. Willimena is going to be in a bigger class, with new kids, a new teacher. It 's the first day of school, and she's scared! Tina, her know-it-all big sister, says Willimena should just smile and be nice. But a smile and "nice" won't get you very far if the class bullyalso known as Mean Irene--jumps in your face. And that's just what happened to Willimena. Willimena had to do something big to put Irene in her place.