Eight-year-old aardvark Arthur Read and his friends encounter the typical obstacles of third-grade life, including their tough teacher Mr. Ratburn, bullies, difficult siblings and ties between friends.
Best friends Sally and Nick are transported all over the globe, making natural science discoveries with the Cat as their guide. The Cat's helpers, Thing One and Thing Two, also come along for the ride in the Cat's custom vehicle, the Thinga-ma-jigger.
A family hopes their twist on the traditional will give the Dragons a taste for success. Plus, a pair of cousins ride into the Den with bells on and an East coast business hopes to make waves with their topical solution.