Little Alex doesn't like being little at all. In fact he does everything he can to make himself taller. But when drinking eight glasses of milk with Protein Mixture in it doesn't work, and stretching himself on a specially built stretching machine has absolutely no effect, things start to look a bit bleak. But then along comes the very, very tall Uncle Danny to bring a little sanity to the situation...
You'll Soon Grow, Alex is a superb book that deals with self-image and self-esteem in a hilarious manner, bringing home the fact that it is who you are and not what you look like that really matters.
Andrea Shavik and Russell Ayto combine text and illustration to great effect, capturing the agony and the ecstasy of young Alex's life as he struggles to come to terms with his lot. This excellent book is a must for any child struggling to find out how they fit into the scheme of things, and is a great way to boost the flagging confidence of anyone who has ever looked in the mirror and wanted to change what they see. Age Range: 3-6 --Susan Harrison