George volunteers to read stories to the local schoolchildren and learns that he will have to read in front of his former teacher, the dreaded Miss Appleberry. With Marthaís encouragement he wows the kids . . . and his old teacher.
Martha decides that Georgeís furniture is hopelessly out of date and enlists all of their friends to completely redecorate his house. But in her passion for fashion she neglects the most important tastes of alló-her best friendís.