This is the third book in the Nicholas series, but the last one we read. It tells of two different summer vacations Nicholas takes from school. Because of this it doesn't really fit into the other stories for continuity purposes, so we had no storyline issues arise from reading it out of order. I liked this one better than books four and five, I think. There's only so much Nicholas can do with his gang at school, so getting him with a different group of kids in a different setting allowed for more breadth of adventure.
Rating: six out of seven giant inflatable monkeys.