For anyone who loved Flat Stanley, The Shrinking Treehorn is a must read. Treehorn, a likeable, gentle young chap wakes up one day to find he is shrinking. This short book for children, part of the Young Puffin Read Alone series, charts Treehorn's progress through the world as he gradually shrinks. It records reactions to his changing appearance and tells of his happy recovery to his normal stature. Like all really good short stories, however, there is a twist in this tale which should not be given away here. The characters make this book a really humorous treat. Treehorn's bizarrly detached parents are only outshone by his school teacher who makes the magnificent pronouncement "We don't shrink in this class." Watch out also for other stars including the school receptionist, the Principal and Treehorn's friendly bus driver. An added bonus are the illustrations of Edward Gorey whose trademark black and white line drawings will amuse and inform you and your child. I'd recommend this to read on your own and to read with a child - it might also be good for a child to read alone but you might not be able to wait that long or want to miss out on the fun!