Alice is an anteater who lives in the jungle and eats ants - as anteaters do. But one day Alice decides what she really wants to be is a film star. So she paints her toenails pink, dresses up in a frilly satin dress, and catches the first plane to Hollywood. Soon Alice is the talk of the town and her picture is in all the magazines. There's just one problem - will she ever get to star in a film?
Karen Wallace has published many children's books, including Think of an Eel which won the Emil Kurt Maschler Award. Her first novel for older readers, Raspberries on the Yangtze was shortlisted for the Guardian Ficition Prize and the sequel, Climbing a Monkey Puzzle Tree, was the Sunday Times book of the week.