Patty Jane Pepper is back! In this second book about Patty Jane, the contrary heroine is accused of stuffing spinach into her pocket. Now her sister, Joy, the bossy baby-sitter, insists Patty Jane stay at the table until she takes a bite of spinach and swallows it. But Patty Jane has other plans, including getting rid of Joy once and for all by sending her to live with persnickety old Mr. and Mrs. Hill down the street and renting out her diary for $2.00 a day. And when Patty Jane's parents learn that Joy has imprisoned her at the table with only bread and water to eat (not counting dinner), Joy will really be sorry. But for now, Patty Jane is stuck at the dinner table, maybe forever. Will she swallow some spinach before she is grown up with children of her own?