Fox snaps up nine-year-old's self-help book

<p>A romantic self-help book written by a nine-year-old and published by HarperCollins US is to be adapted into a film after Fox acquired the film rights.</p><p>Alex Greven, a Colorado nine-year-old, wrote <em>How to Talk to Girls</em> and sold it as a a handwritten $3 pamphlet at his school book fair. He wrote it after noticing his peers were having some trouble talking to the ladies, though the book is geared for all ages. Among his advice is: &quot;comb your hair and don&#39;t wear sweats; control your hyperness and cut down on sugar if necessary; a crush is like a love disease that can drive you mad; it is easy to spot pretty girls because they have big earrings, fancy dresses and all the jewellry but are like cars that need a lot of oil.&quot;</p><p>Reuters reports that the book came out in November and quickly became a hit. Fox initially passed on the rights but after strong sales paid a low-to-mid six-figure sum.</p>