On this sunny September morning the primary school kids are enjoying their lunch break, thanks to their teacher Miss Jones. It is Miss Jones first teaching position and somehow she seems to make the principal, Mr. Almond so angry, just because she is SO nice, always smiling. Today she brought soap bubbles for the children to enjoy in the late summer breeze. Some of the children are Ginger, who only has three fingers on her right hand. (Ginger, seven years old, was accidently hit by a baseball bat, it knocked two of her fingers clean off!) There is also seven year old Timmy and little five ear old Angelica (who may be young, but she is so smart she went right into second grade)
The school year is just beginning and the principal, Mr. Almond is watching the laughing, happy children. he is fuming, thinking, "School is no place for FUN!" Mr. Almond marches out and knocks the bubbles away from some of the children, ordering them to "Stop monkeying around!" Miss Jones can smell alcohol on his breath. She hurries the children back inside.
Meanwhile, the janitor, George Peters is sent out to "Clean up all this bubble mess!" by Mr. Almond. George always says, "His name is Almond because he's NUTS!" George Peters has noticed Mr. Almond sneaking nips, and George knows that what the principal has in those cups is NOT coffee or tea. George reports this to the school board, George worries about the children with a principal who drinks.
That same day, Mr. Almond is fired. Now Mr. Almond will now have to stop monkeying around, the big ape!