This is a small, Eric-sized edition of the story that originally appeared in Tales from Outer Suburbia, edited with some new artwork and layout design - which has proved to be very popular!

Eric is a foreign exchange student who comes to live with a typical suburban family. Although everyone is delighted with the arrangement, cultural misunderstandings ensure, beginning with Eric's insistence on sleeping in a pantry cupboard rather than a specially prepared guest room. For more about 'Eric', visit his corner at Allen & Unwin.

'Most of the time Eric seemed more interested in small things he discovered on the ground.'

Endpaper designs - a page from Eric's private notebooks?