It is Valentine's Day in Bikini Bottom and SpongeBob has a special surprise for Patrick. He visits Sandy's house, so he and Sandy go over the plan on how to surprise Patrick. He runs to Patrick's house, and they both head off to the Valentine's Day carnival. On the way to the carnival with the balloon, Sandy is battling a flock of flying clams to ensure the balloon gets to the carnival safely. SpongeBob, worried, tries his best to stall Patrick until his balloon got there. On the Ferris wheel, SpongeBob gives him a handshake to calm him. This works for a while, but then Patrick decides to let his anger loose after 3 people came up to SpongeBob thanking him for the gifts he got them, and one of the passersby asked for the time. An enraged Patrick throws the passerby away and goes on a rampage throughout the carnival. The event ended when Patrick wrangles the passersby at the edge of the pier. Angry at the residents, Patrick was planning on hurting SpongeBob, and the passersby, but he was interrupted when Sandy comes to the carnival with the balloon in the nick of time. Patrick turns around, and he is very happy.
The cover depicts SpongeBob and Patrick eating strawberry and vanilla-flavored ice cream cones at the Valentine's Day Carnival. The latter is also seen holding a box of chocolates and wearing the same white shirt with a heart on it that he wore in the episode "Valentine's Day."
This was the first holiday-themed SpongeBob SquarePants book.