SpongeBob RoundPants is a SpongeBob SquarePants book based on the episode "To SquarePants or Not to SquarePants." It was written by Erica Pass and illustrated by Dave Aikins. It was published by Turtleback/Nickelodeon on June 9, 2009.
It is laundry day for SpongeBob. He gathers all of his dirty clothes and tosses them into a big pile. SpongeBob loves laundry day and when everything gets cleaned, including the shell on Gary's back. SpongeBob scoops up his pants and dumps them into the washing machine. Afterwards, SpongeBob finishes the day's chores. He washes the dishes, vacuums the floor, and dusts the furniture. Then SpongeBob puts his pants in the dryer, just as Patrick called him on the phone.
On the phone, Patrick asks SpongeBob how long can he make this sound. Before SpongeBob can reply, Patrick begins to yodel loudly into the phone. An hour later, Patrick is still yodeling. SpongeBob tries to interrupt him, but it is no use. Once Patrick started yodeling, there was no stopping him. SpongeBob looks at the clock. His clothes are probably dry by now. He whispers to Gary to check the laundry. Gary inches his way into the laundry room, opens the dryer, and takes out his shell to find out that it is still warm. Gary is so happy to have his shell back that he forgets all about SpongeBob's clothes.
When SpongeBob finally gets off the phone, he hurries to check on the laundry. He is shocked to see that his clothes are still in the dryer. He stops the machine and takes out his pants, only to find out that they had shrunk! He now has to find new pants.
Later that day, SpongeBob goes shopping for pants, but when he walks into his favorite store, Nautical Knickers, he receives some bad news. The store clerk tells SpongeBob that they were out of square pants and the store wouldn't be getting another shipment for months. SpongeBob had to find a different style to meet his needs. He tried on all kinds of pants, but couldn't find anything that he liked. The pants were either too long, too wide, or just plain weird. SpongeBob was about to give up when he found a pair of pants that were almost too good to be true. He tried them on and they were a perfect fit.
A short while later, SpongeBob leaves the store, walking down the street, wearing his new pants. On his way home, he encounters Patrick. SpongeBob asks him if he notices anything different. Patrick says he didn't know who was talking to him. SpongeBob tells Patrick his name to remind of who he was. Patrick looks at a drawing of SpongeBob on his hand. He thinks SpongeBob is still a mysterious stranger because he isn't wearing square pants anymore, so he walks away. SpongeBob couldn't believe it. It's just a new pair of pants and it's not like SpongeBob's friends won't recognize him.
At that moment, Sandy walks by. Sandy says she didn't recognize this stranger in those newfangled dungarees. SpongeBob is shocked that Sandy didn't recognize him either! The pants really made him look like a different person. SpongeBob keeps walking. He is almost home when he spots Squidward. SpongeBob thinks Squidward would recognize him and says "Hi" to him, but Squidward was pretending not to recognize SpongeBob so he wouldn't have to talk to him. SpongeBob believes that Squidward really didn't know who he was. SpongeBob walks away feeling a little sad. SpongeBob is upset that no one recognized him anymore and thinks that starting all over again would be the best solution. He wandered around for a while, not sure what to do. Hours later he spots the Krusty Krab, which cheers him up immediately. SpongeBob happily heads towards the restaurant.
When SpongeBob arrives at the Krusty Krab, he marches straight to the cashier's counter. SpongeBob tells Squidward at the cash register that his name is "SpongeBob RoundPants" and he would like to apply for a position at the fine eating establishment. Squidward nearly falls over. His plan to pretend not to know SpongeBob didn't work. SpongeBob was back to pester him! Squidward had no choice but to play along. He hands SpongeBob a job application. As SpongeBob fills it out, Mr. Krabs walks in and asks what is going on. SpongeBob says he's filling out an application, but Mr. Krabs orders him to work immediately.
SpongeBob can't wait to start his "new" job. He puts on his Krusty Krab employee hat and turns to Squidward. He leads SpongeBob around the restaurant, showing him what to do. In no time SpongeBob learns how Squidward does his job and picks up all of his bad habits. Later on, SpongeBob does his job just the way Squidward has shown him. He was rude to the customers, he turned Krabby Patties, and he kept going to the bathroom. Squidward was proud of him.
When Mr. Krabs walks into the restaurant, he is shocked to see a long line of angry customers along with both SpongeBob and Squidward asleep at the register. Mr. Krabs tells SpongeBob that he's used to Squidward sleeping on the job, but he expects more from Mr. SquarePants. SpongeBob explains to Mr. Krabs that he's not a SquarePants with RoundPants. Mr. Krabs suggests that SpongeBob should take off the pants.
Moments later, SpongeBob comes out of the kitchen in his underpants and is happy to be SpongeBob SquarePants again, serving regular delicious Krabby Patties with a smile. Just then Sandy walked into the Krusty Krab and notices SpongeBob right away. Sandy saw what SpongeBob had on and called him "SpongeBob UnderPants." SpongeBob screams. It had been bad enough being SpongeBob RoundPants. Now he'd have to start all over again as SpongeBob UnderPants!
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1, 2, 3 Under the Sea • A Christmas Coral • A Very Krabby Christmas • Ain't Life a Beach • An Underwater Welcome! • A Very Krusty Christmas • Adventures in Bikini Bottom • And the Winner Is... • Around Town • Another Day, Another Sand Dollar • Are We There Yet? • Atlantis SquarePantis • A Splash of Color! • Attack of the Zombies! • Behold, No Cavities! • Batter Up, SpongeBob! • Bikini Bottom Bounty • Bunny Business • Best Birthday Ever! • Belly Laughs From Bikini Bottom • Bubbly Beats • Book of Silly Stuff • Boat Trouble • Bring on the Rock! • Bikini Bottom Adventures • Bikini Bottom Confidential • Bikini Bottom Buddies • Best in Show • Best Bikini Bottom Stories Ever! • Bikini Bottom Riddles • Blizzard Bluster!: SpongeBob's Book of Frosty Funnies • Blast Off, Splash Down! • Beyond Bikini Bottom! • Bottoms Up! Jokes from Bikini Bottom • Bubble Blowers, Beware! • Bubble Busters • Bubble Trouble • Boo Goes There? • Buried Treasure!: Tales from Bikini Bottom • Bad Luck Day • Brush with Greatness • Camp SpongeBob • Comic Number 9 • Comic Number 6 • Comic Number 5 • Comic Number 3 • Comic Number 2 • Comic Number 1 • Catch a Wave! • Celebrate the Sponge! 10th Birthday Edition • Clean Sweep! • Chuckle and Cringe: SpongeBob's Book of Embarrassing Stories • Class Confusion • Classroom Crack-ups! • Christmas with Krabby Klaws • Crash Course! • Champions of the Sea! • Count on Me • Clowning Around • Confessions of a Sponge • Crime and Funishment • Dancing with the Star • Deep-Sea Tales • Don't Pencil Me In! • Don't Rock the Boat! • Demolition Derby • Drive Thru • Dear SpongeBob • DoodleBob • Election Connection: The Official Nick Guide to Electing the President • Extreme Team! • Factory Fresh! • Fix the Rip • Fearless • Find It! • Five Playtime Tales • Fish Happens! • Four Absorbing Stories • Five Undersea Stories • Feel the Love • For the Love of Bubbles • Food Fight! • Friends Forever • Fly Like a Fish • Full Speed Ahead! • Fool's Gold • For Singing Out Loud! SpongeBob's Book of Showstopping Jokes • Fry Cook Freak-Out! • Friends Forever? • Go, Graduate!: All the Best from Bikini Bottom • Gone Jellyfishin' • Gone Nutty! • Goofball Rally! • Good Knight SpongeBob • Greetings from Bikini Bottom • Good Enough to Eat! • Good Ideas... and Other Disasters • Get the Pest • Good Times! • Guitar Songs: Songs for a Duck at Sea • Get a Job, SpongeBob! • Get Hooked! • Grand Prize Winner! • Go, Team SpongeBob! • Hands Off! • Happy Birthday, SpongeBob! • Happy Birthday, Squidward! • Haunted Houseboat • How to Draw SpongeBob SquarePants, 5 Splashy Styles • Hold Your Sea Horses! • Happy Campers! • How to Draw SpongeBob SquarePants Drawing Book and Kit • Hall Monitor • Hide and Sneak • Hooked on Pirates • Hooray for Dads! • I Ripped My Pants! • I Rule My World! • I'm Ready! • I Saw It All! • Hoedown Showdown • I Feel Good! • I Like Crabgrass • It's Time! • Ice-Cream Dreams • Ice Cream Time • It's a SpongeBob Christmas! • In a Fix • Jellyfish Jam • Jumbo Coloring Party • Just Say "Please!" • Jingle Smells • Jokes from the Krusty Krab • Jellyfishing • Krabby Patty Caper • Krusty Krab Adventures • Kamp Koral Activity Book • Kamp Koral Joke Book • King of Karate! • Life's a Beach and Other SpongeBob-isms • Laugh 'n' Ride • Lunch Rush • Lost in Time: A Medieval Adventure • Lights, Camera, Action! • Legends of Bikini Bottom • Main Model Pack •Mistaken Identity • My Trip to Atlantis - by SpongeBob SquarePants • My Name is CheeseHead • Man Sponge Saves the Day • Mussel Beach • Mother Knows Best • My Pet Sea Monster • Moms Are the Best! • Merry Christmas, SpongeBob! • Make it Better • Meow...Like a Snail?! • Mermaid to Measure • My Happy Book: SpongeBob's 10 Happiest Moments • Naughty Nautical Neighbors • Nautical Nonsense: A SpongeBob Joke Book • Not Just Cartoons: Nicktoons! • New Student Starfish • Once Upon a SpongeBob • Patrick at the Krusty Krab • Plank-ton's Big Plan! • Pirates of Bikini Bottom • Patrick Star! • Private Eyes • Plankton Needs It! • Patrick's Starry Night • Plank-ton to the Rescue! • Party Time • Pest of the West • Plankton's Christmas Surprise! • Ripped Pants • Rocket Wreck • Rock Stars! • Road Trip in 3-D! • Race the Waves • Ready for Laughs • Rub A Dub Dub • Salty Sea Stories • Super Sponge-tastic! • Serving Up Smiles, a Joke Book • SquaredyPants! • SpongeBob SportyPants! • Sponge at Heart: How to Live a Bikini Bottom Life • SpongeBob WetPants • SpongeBob Royale • SpongeBob SquarePants Cine-Manga Box Set • SpongeBob's Busy Day • SpongeBob Rocks • Scavenger Hunt • Shell City, Here we Come! • Stick Together! • SpongeHenge • Sea Ghost • SpongeBob's Feelin' It! • Spring Cleanup • Snack Attack! • SpongeBob Exposed! The Insider's Guide to SpongeBob SquarePants • SpongeBob Superstar • SpongeBob's Christmas Wish • Super Happy Edition • Somebunny Special • SpongeBob SquarePants Mad Libs • SpongeBob Pops Up! • Soak It Up! • Storm Warning • Scared Silly! • Sea Mail • SpongeBob's Day Off • Surprize Ink! Just Jellyfishing • Show Me the Bunny! • Shiver Me Timbers • Special Delivery! • SpongeBob Airpants: The Lost Episode • SpongeBob's Very Grown-Up Coloring Book • SpongeBob SquarePants Ocean 3D: Facts & 3D Pics • Star Power! • SpongeBob and the Princess • Stop the Clock • SpongeBob DetectivePants: The Case of the Missing Spatula • SpongeBob DetectivePants in the Case of the Vanished Squirrel • SpongeBob NaturePants • SpongeBob's Best Day Ever! • SpongeBob Goes Green! • SpongeBob to the Rescue! • SpongeBob's Big Coloring Book • SpongeBob SquarePants Phonics Box 2 • SpongeBob Goes to the Doctor • SpongeBob JokePants • Spring Cleanup • SpongeBob MoviePants • SpongeBob's Special Delivery • SpongeBob PartyPants • SpongeBob Saves the Day (Cine-Manga book) • SpongeBob Saves the Day (phonics book) • SpongeBob Saves the Day (Triple Pack) • SpongeBob, Soccer Star! • SpongeBob's Feelin' It! • SpongeBob SquarePants Annual 2006 • SpongeBob SquarePants Annual 2007 • SpongeBob SquarePants Annual 2008 • SpongeBob SquarePants Annual 2009 • SpongeBob SquarePants Annual 2010 SpongeBob SquarePants Annual 2012 • SpongeBob SquarePants Annual 2013 • SpongeBob SquarePants Annual 2014 • SpongeBob SquarePants Annual 2015 • SpongeBob SquarePants Joke Book • SpongeBob SquarePants Trivia Book • Stir, Squirt, Sizzle: A Nick Cookbook • Sticky Situations! • SpongeBob SquarePants: The Essential Guide • SpongeBob LovePants • SpongeBob SpookyPants • SpongeBob Exposed! The Insider's Guide to SpongeBob SquarePants • SpongeBob Tees Off • SpongeBob RoundPants • SpongeBob's Book of Excuses • SpongeBob's Best Days • SpongeBob's Kitchen Mission Cookbook • SpongeBob's Easter Parade • ScribbleBob DoodlePants! • SpongeBob's Runaway Roadtrip • SpongeBob's Secret Valentine • SpongeBob's Slap Shot • SpongeBob's Box of Books • SpongeBob SquarePants: Multiplication • SpongeBob SquarePants Sudoku Puzzles 1 • SpongeBob SquarePants Sudoku Puzzles 2 • SpongeBob's Yard Sale • SpongeBob's New Toy • SpongeBob SquarePants Sudoku Puzzles 3 • SpongeBob SquarePants Survival Guide • SpongeBob SportyPants! • SpongeBob for President! • Sponge on the Run! • Spongezilla Attacks! • Stop the Presses! • Somebunny Special • Stopped Clock • Tales From Bikini Bottom • Think Happy! • Top of the Heap! • The Dark and Murky Cave • The Essential Guide • The Best Mom • The Bikini Bottom Bike Race • Tea at the Treedome • The Blurry Day • Talent Show • The SpongeBob SquarePants Oracle • Tell Me, Magic Shell • The Art Contest: No Cheating Allowed! • The Nick Dictionary • The Amazing SpongeBobini • The Big Halloween Scare • The Great Escape • The Great Train Mystery • The Adventures of Man Sponge and Boy Patrick in Goodness, Man Ray! • The Adventures of Man Sponge and Boy Patrick in What Were You Shrinking? • The Adventures of Man Sponge and Boy Patrick in E.V.I.L vs. the I.J.L.S.A • The Adventures of Man Sponge and Boy Patrick in The Mega-Justice Collection • The Good, the Bad, and the Krabby • The Great Patty Caper • Time for Ice Cream • The Bikini Bottom Bike Race • The Eye of the Fry Cook: A Story About Getting Glasses • The Good, the Bad, and the Krabby! • The Great Snail Race • The Never-Ending Stay • The Big Win • The Song That Never Ends • The Big Book of SpongeBob! • The Sponge Who Saved Christmas • The Hole Truth About Work • The SpongeBob SquarePants Experience: A Deep Dive into the World of Bikini Bottom • The Krabby Patty Special (with Extra Plankton) • The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie • The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (Cine-Manga) • The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water: The Junior Novelization • The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run: The Junior Novelization • The Great Gary Rescue! • The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run: Official Activity Book • The Annual Big Book of SpongeBob SquarePants • The Three Little Neighbors • They Blow Up So Fast! • Trouble at the Krusty Krab! • UFO! • Undersea SuperStar! • Underwater Math Adventure • Underwater Friends • Vote for SpongeBob • Where's Gary? • What Luck! • Wipe Out! • Where'd It Go?: A Pop-Up Book • What's Cooking, SpongeBob? • Where the Pirates Arrgh! • Welcome to Camp Coral! • Who's Hungry? • Wipe-Off Workbook • Wormy • WhoBob WhatPants? • Wonderful Wormy • Yo-Ho-Ha-Ha-Ha!: A Pirate Joke Book • You Can't Keep a Good Sponge Down • You're Fired! • You Snooze, You Lose • Zoo Day Disaster • Zoo of Balloons