By David Lewman, Jacob Chabot, Dave DeGrand, Robert Leighton, Mark Martin, Shane Houghton, Stephanie Gladden, Bob Flynn, James Kochalka, Nate Neal, Travis Nichols
SpongeBob's dream of starring in the Boating School play have finally come true--but is the audience, and Mrs. Puff, ready for SpongeBob's unorthodox acting choices? Please hold your applause until the end of "Puff's Pageant." Then, in "Bottled Up," SpongeBob is stuck inside a glass bottle (he has his reasons!) and experiences one treacherous humiliation after another. Who can rescue our porous pal? Also in this issue: SpongeBob creates a friend to keep him company by the grill; Pearl wins a sculpture contest; and Mr. Krabs is "down with the kids." All this plus SpongeFunnies by James Kochalka (Johnny Boo) and flip book fun by Bob Flynn (Bravest Warriors).