This is Wardlaw's third short novel about the elementary school trials and tribulations of Jeffrey, zany hero of Me+Math=Headache and The Eye and I. In this book, Jeffrey's newly credentialed mother lands a job as his fifth-grade teacher. Pressure mounts as his insecure mother becomes a strict taskmaster and classmates hold Jeffrey personally responsible. In self-defense, Jeffrey becomes "Rhino Man," the most obnoxious kid in class, to provoke his mother's resignation. Only when she breaks down and cries in front of the principal does Jeffrey regret his actions and reestablish former patterns of caring communication.