There's no place SpongeBob loves more than boating school. And when his best friend, Patrick, wants to come along, SpongeBob is sure this will be his best day ever! But things go from bad to worse when Patrick goofs off in class and lands them both in detention. SpongeBob's perfect academic record is on the road to ruination—and it's all his ex-best friend's fault! Will SpongeBob and Patrick be able to put aside their differences and work together? Patrick's first day of school will be a day they will never forget!
Differences between the book and episode
Two deleted scenes from the episode were added into the book:
Patrick getting the name "24" by glancing at the date of 24 on the calander.
In the end after Patrick leaves, SpongeBob asks Mrs. Puff, "Can I have his star?"