P. T. Wilkie lives with his mom and grandfather in Florida at the Wonderland Motel. In the first book, P.T. and his friend Gloria helped his mom get the money to save the Wonderland Motel from bankruptcy. Now P. T. is trying to help his mom get more guests to book rooms at their motel because they are losing guests to the fancy, new hotel that was built next door. His plan is to have a movie filmed at the Wonderland. P. T. thinks that having a Hollywood movie filmed at the motel with the movie stars staying in the area will be the answer to all of their problems. Everything seems to be working out fine with the exception of a few little issues, they are able to manage those in the beginning…then the monkey, that is part of the movie, is kidnapped. It is up to P. T. and Gloria to find the monkey and save the movie.