Itch!: Everything You Didn't Want to Know About What Makes You Scratch

Itch!: Everything You Didn't Want to Know About What Makes You Scratch

Itch!: Everything You Didn't Want to Know About What Makes You Scratch

Itch!: Everything You Didn't Want to Know About What Makes You Scratch

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Overview

Everybody gets itchy, and every kid will love this title that scratches the itch to know more and about the history, anatomy, botany, biology behind it. Perfect for fans of Grossology books looking for something more substantive and dynamic. 

You can feel it coming on—that terrible, tortuous ITCH. As irritating as an itch is, it is also your body’s way of sending you a message you can’t miss, like you’ve brushed up against poison ivy or lice have taken up residence in your hair. None of which you’d know without that telltale itch!

And there are so many things that make us itch—from fungus to fleas, mosquitoes to nettles, poison ivy to tarantulas! 

Combining history, anatomy, laugh-out-loud illustrations, and even tips to avoid—and soothe—the itch, Anita Sanchez and Gilbert Ford take readers on an intriguing (and sometimes disgusting) look into what makes you scratch.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780544811010
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/13/2018
Pages: 80
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Anita Sanchez is the author of many books for children, including Itch!: Everything You Didn't Want to Know About What Makes You Scratch, Rotten!: Vultures, Beetles, Slime, and Nature's Other Decomposers, and Hello, Puddle!. Visit Anita online at anitasanchez.com.

 Gilbert Ford is the illustrator of picture books such as Mr. Ferris and Wheel and Solider Song, as well as numerous covers for novels for young readers. His illustrations have appeared in books, magazines, newspapers, toys, billboards and advertisements. Visit Gilbert online at gilbertford.com. 
 

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 SKIN! A Bag with You Inside 1

Chapter 2 LICE! Scratching Through the Centuries 9

Chapter 3 FLEA! Welcome to the Circus 17

Chapter 4 PLANTS! The Green World Fights Back 25

Chapter 5 MOSQUITO! Why They Love to Bite Us 33

Chapter 6 TARANTULA! Remember Me 39

Chapter 7 FUNGUS! The Invisible Itch 47

Chapter 8 BEDBUGS! Learning a Smelly Language 55

Chapter 9 ITCHING? Is There Anything Good About Itching? 63

Author's Note 70

Glossary 70

Notes 71

Bibliography 71

Websites 72

Index 73

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