This book is aimed at children of ages 9-12. Science is coupled with child psychology in this tale of a child who is distracted from a tantrum by something wonderful outside her window. 'Disagreeable Alice', given to complaining and shouting, is visited one night by a magical character from a world underneath the North Pole who transforms her angry voice into streams of colour that resemble the Northern Lights. A science page at the end of the book explains that the Aurora Borealis (notice the sound-alike to Roaring, Boring Alice) actually does glow with a spectrum of colours and, more surprising, has a 'voice' made up of spark-like sounds. Told in sprightly rhyme, the story is illustrated with swirls of brilliant colour that surround the mercurial red-haired Alice as she learns to positively channel her abundant energy.