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Helen Cresswell's heronie, Alice, is a show-off as well as greedy. She loves to scoff as much as she can as quick as she can, and do headstands to impress her friends. So it's not surprising that when she is left a box containing a small green bottle labelled 'Drink Me', a biscuit with the instruction 'Eat Me' and a mushroom, that she lands in trouble. For what she fails to see is the note from her Great Aunt Alice warning her to 'Beware', and it is only with difficulty that she regains her normal size after growing to giant and then miniscule proportions. Clearly this amusing, easy to read story owes much to its progenitor Alice in Wonderland but it's none the worse for that.