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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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: HMH Books
Publication date: 03/13/2018
Pages: 80
Sales rank: 638,975
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Anita Sanchez  is fascinated by plants that no one loves. Her books include Leaflets Three: The Story of Poison Ivy and Karl, Get Out of the Garden! Carolus Linnaeus and the Naming of Everything

Gilbert Ford ’s illustrations have appeared in magazines, newspapers, toys, advertisements, and books, including Mr. Ferris and His Wheel.

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