Scavenger hunt question (clue - you may be able to find this item in your house).
'Roses are white, but they should be red,I'll help you play croquet, unless you me behead.'
Alice's Adventures In Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Originally titled 'Alice's Adventures Under Ground', the author Lewis Carroll (real name Charles Dodgson) gave the story, in manuscript form with his own accompanying illustrations, as a gift to the young Alice Liddell (The Real Alice). Carroll had invented the story to keep the three Liddell children occupied on a day out rowing up the river to enjoy a picnic. (See Chris's article 'The Real Alice' for more detailed information).