Mike has been putting off writing an English paper for a month, and now has only one day to complete the assignment. Jason and Maggie are determined that Mike fulfills his academic obligations, even if it means locking him in his room and posting a guard at his door! But his parents cannot put a lock on Mike's imagination, which quickly shifts into overdrive.
- The headline on the New York World that Maggie is reading says, "Illiterocy Rate Growing". The correct spelling is illiteracy.