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Item - Help! You're Shrinking

(book club edition)
(book club edition)

Series: Choose Your Own Adventure for Younger Readers — no. 7
Contained In: Choose Your Own Adventure Skylark 2 Box Set (Collection)
Translated Into: Au secours, je rapetisse! (French)
Estás encogiéndote (Spanish)
Hilfe, ich schrumpfe (German)
T'estàs encongint! (Catalan)
Author: Packard, Edward
Illustrators: Granger, Paul (pseudonym used by Hedin, Don) (cover)
Tomei, Lorna (interior)
Date: April, 1983
ISBN: 0553151959 / 9780553151954
Length: 52 pages
Number of Endings: 11
User Summary: You and your dog discover a bottle of shrinking potion, and predictably bad things occur as a result.
Demian's Thoughts:

This isn't Packard's best work; it has several abrupt endings, and the variations on the title (like "Help! You're Sinking!") which periodically show up as parts of the book's text aren't nearly as cute as one might think. The book isn't helped too much by the artwork, which I found rather unappealing; the little boy appears to be about thirty years old in some of the pictures, and the insects just don't look right. On the positive side, some of the dangerous encounters with conventional animals are at least mildly interesting, and the character of the conscience-stricken Dr. Kemp has some amusement value.

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Special Thanks:Thanks to Ken G. for the book club edition scans.
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