Our story begins with an animated opening that introduces the viewer to Read-Alee-Deed-Alee (Read) and explains that he is on a journey to a land where people love to read. We find Read at home with his friends Radiola, Belle, and Toc, singing about shapes and which one is their favorite. They examine circles, squares, rectangles, and triangles. When they finish singing, Read heads off to see Mr. Booker at his newsstand. Mr. Booker is putting up signs of various shapes to show customers what he has to sell: triangles for magazines, circles for books, rectangles for newspapers and squares for cards. Extra appears with a story to share with Read. Read opens the newspaper and is introduced to some words that rhyme with "cold" and then to a story that uses these words. It is about an elf who lives up north where it is cold. The letter "e" is then substituted for the "d" in the "old" word, "hold," forming the word "hole." Words rhyming with "hole" are introduced. The newspaper sequence ends with a song about the letter "s.” Next, Read flies off to the Reading Room and joins a group of children who have gathered to hear some books read: "Old Jack Fold" and "A TV Show." The books feature the sound spelling patterns "old" and "ole" and the viewer sees Read and the children enjoying the books. After the book is read, Read heads home. Along the way he encounters signs "in the real world" which he is able to read; for example, "sold" and "fishing pole.” The program concludes with Read in bed thinking about his day and all he has learned. He falls asleep, a happy and better educated young dragon.