Wanting a face only a monster could love, Ickis contemplates plastic surgery.Ickis, Krumm, and Oblina get folded and spindled when they get themselves trapped in a suitcase and are loaded onto a plane bound for Wisconsin.
Krumm sprouts a gigantic pimple. The pimple has its own personality and is a hit with the other monsters, putting the squeeze on Krumm's popularity.Monster Hunter Simon says there are real monsters in the world. But no one believes him.
Ickis gets a bad case of hero worship when he is befriended by an impulsive monster drop-out Puhg.When the Gromble gets fed up with Ickis and Krumm, he merges then into a new monster called Krickis. They're two, two, two monsters in one.
Even monsters get the blues, which Oblina proves when she develops her first crush.Life is no day at the beach for Ickis as his self-esteem hits a rip tide when he is chosen to be a contestant in the Annual Riding of the Great Wave Competition.
Ickis becomes rich when he discovers an unending supply of toenails, but soon discovers money doesn't make the monster.Oblina becomes a baby-sitter and gets a job minding a blob only a mother could love.
Ickis fears nobody will ever say "like father, like son" when his famous father visits the academy and dazzles the monster multitudes.The Gromble sends his three monster students on a routine scare of an old house.