Whenever it is time to write, poor Spenser is miserable! He doesn't understand why he is never able to complete his schoolwork properly. His teacher is always telling him to be neater. Spenser is completely frustrated. What Spenser doesn't know is that it is actually his pencil that is causing all the problems. Spenser's pencil is terrified to write too close to the red margin line. It takes a new friend, a pink eraser to help Spenser's pencil realize and conquer his fear. Spenser's pencil learns that as long as you have good friends beside you, there is no fear too great to face.