Titch the Itch

Titch the Itch


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ISBN-13: 9780648101949
Publisher: TaleBlade
Publication date: 09/23/2017
Pages: 34
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

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Titch the Itch 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For a Children’s book, Titch and the itch by B.C.R. Fegan is a cute story. You get introduced to Titch, the itch that happens out of nowhere. The story personifies Titch and gives him life. He has this big family he stays with jumping to one family member to the other. He then realizes one day that he is not wanted by the family and sets out to find someone who would love him, an itch. The illustration is good except Titch looks like a dust bunny/bug, but overall children will love it. I can see myself reading this book to my 6,5 and 2 year old, acting out Titch the itch every time he jumps on someone. We all know the feeling all to well, when wenget an itch out of nowhere. And after reading this book, I will always think of Titch jumping on me when I need to scratch. The story makes a full circle from Titch leaving the house, to him returning to his family. The show friendship through out the book and how important that is. Overall the book is a good read for children 10 years and under.
Livwendy More than 1 year ago
The children’s book, Titch The Itch was written by B.C.R. Fegan. A humorous story that follows around Titch, an unexplainable itch, that lives with a family trying to win over everyone’s attention and affection but seeming unable to do so. Every time Titch brings an unwanted itch he travels from person to person to find out that no one wants to be his friend. With every touch, everyone begins scratching making Titch feel unwanted and alone. A wild adventure Titch itches back to full circle in a heartwarming story that kids can relate to as well as adults. Lenny Wen illustrates this book beautifully using colorful images that will not only catch a child’s eye but it is also visually stunning to adults as well. Titch is a fictional character who wants to be someone’s friend, liked by all. A common theme in many people’s lives, especially children when they are first learning to be social. There is this substantial time in your life when you are young trying to figure out how to make friends and be liked. This story touches upon this and makes the reader realize that what they went through is normal. This book is extremely enjoyable; parts that make you laugh as you follow the illustrations of everyone trying to avoid being itchy! I would rate this book 5 out of 5! A MUST READ for children, especially between the ages of 2-8. This is a perfect read during story time at the local bookstore or right before bed as it will make you laugh together, itch together and really feel for Titch. Your child will not be disappointed by this story and who knows, he or she might like scratching after this!
Dgunner254 More than 1 year ago
Titch the Itch by B.C.R Fegan The formative years are riddled with aimless wandering in search of a place to truly belong. Even as adults, we sometimes feel out of place. That is what makes this book such a perfect choice for children. It is a story about Titch. He is having a hard time forming lasting relationships, as people just cannot stand him. No one sees beyond his annoying persona. Deep down, he just wants to be a friend. He cannot help his physical nature. He wishes someone would tolerate him long enough to see his pure soul. B. C. R Fegan does a good job of turning an almost impossible concept into a touching story. The book will draw you in with the beautiful illustrations by Lenny Wen but you will keep reading for the fantastic storyline. You will find yourself echoing the emotions of Titch as he grows through all the rejections. The quintessence of the lowly itch is the desire to fit in somewhere, anywhere. He just wants to be accepted. The author does a good job of drawing the reader in with the emotion surrounding the struggle of Titch. In some instances, one will find themselves ignoring an itch in an effort to make Titch smile. Every story is deserving of a few light moments. The author gives this story just the right amount of humor. It is woven in so artistically to lighten the mood when things get a little too intense. The book is meant for children and young adults. A demographic that is synonymous with a short attention span. The humor will keep them engaged and glued to the story until the end. There is a sprinkling of mystery to further draw the reader in. The character of Titch is deep and relatable. Everyone has, at one time or other, been an itch. With everyone quickly finding a way to get rid of it. Fegan has created a memorable character that everyone empathizes with. No one can help his or her nature. Nevertheless, everyone should try hard to accept others despite their nature. Leny Wen is quite the talented illustrator. His depiction of Titch is a combination of what others perceive and what he himself thinks he is. He is a crossbreed between a monster and a dust bunny. The monster everyone sees when they cross paths with him. To himself, he is easily blown away. A simple scratch will have him scattered all over the place. The colors are vibrant and beautiful. The book is attractive to read. It will be appealing to the target demographic. The general artwork is captivating. This book has short and easy to read sentences. These make navigating the story easy as one does not spend too much time understanding an intricate sentence. The author also keeps the paragraphs short and to the point.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Titch the Itch, written by B.C.R. Fegan and illustrated by Lenny Wen, is a charming children’s picture book about a personified little itch who just wants to make some friends. He adores the family he lives with and tries so hard to ingratiate himself but, unfortunately, the love is unrequited. Disheartened, he leaves the house for the big wide world where he attempts to befriend a number of unsuspecting neighbourhood inhabitants, including a cat and an old lady. Titch is oblivious to the absolute chaos he causes as his desire for affection sets in motion a series of very unfortunate events! No one likes an itch, but Titch is such a lovable little character that you can’t help but fall for him! His hilarious adventures in search of friendship, and his naivety about the distress he is causing along the way, are extremely endearing and uniquely humorous. Titch is an outsider in the story, and I loved the way that he is portrayed as a translucent blue, waif-like monster in contrast to the other bright, opaque characters in the book. His expressions of woe are priceless and help the reader to feel empathy and understanding for the plight of this bothersome little creature. His need for companionship and love has a universal appeal that I’m sure children will be able to identify with. The illustrations in this book are glorious. They are bold, colourful and expressive and they complement the narrative flawlessly, adding a real richness to the story; this is a great example of writing and illustration coming together in perfect unison. The combination of vignettes and double- page spreads keep it interesting, and children will love watching the characters twitch, contort and scratch until they are blue in the face as they are tormented by the unaware Titch, who bounces from one victim to another with wild abandon. There is something interesting or fun happening on every page, leaving the reader eager to see what happens next in Titch’s escapades! The prose is simplistic but smart and engaging; ‘Titch was an itch - but not just any itch mind you. He wasn’t a mosquito-bite itch or a tickly itch. Titch was a no- reason- at-all itch.’ Although there is no real rhyme here, the rhythm of the language would make this a great story to read aloud to children. Fegan manages to tell his tale in an entirely unpatronising way and you won’t find any clichés or saccharine morality tales here. The themes of friendship and loyalty are classic, but using a unique plot and characters, Fegan puts a fresh spin on subjects that could seem tired in the hands of another author. This would be a wonderful addition to a child’s picture book library. Although this isn’t a morality tale, it shrewdly teaches young readers about friendship, perseverance, the importance of loyalty and understanding difference. I think that any child (or adult) would enjoy this book immensely; it is a sweet, funny, original story with hidden depths.
RaeCapri More than 1 year ago
Just the thought of having an itch you can’t scratch can be the most annoying thing someone can ever experience. Both people and animals of all types would instantly scratch at the first instance of an itch. In “Titch the Itch”, author B.C.R. Fegan writes from the perspective of a character name Titch, who is actually an itch. The way this book was written, enables the reader to get a better understanding of what it would be and feel like to be something so pesky as an itch. We also learn that the itches are very disruptive in our everyday lives that can cause accidents. The concept of experiencing the world through the lenses of Titch demonstrates that some things in life aren’t accepted, no matter how ‘it’ might feel. I was able to see things from a different angle and sort of felt bad for Titch, but at the same time I couldn’t help but scratch at the thought of my skin crawling. It seems there will always be room for even things which doesn’t necessarily benefit anyone, for the sake of itching. Based on my own experience and experiences with others, having an itch can be very disruptive from fulfilling tasks at hand. We all know how challenging it can be, especially when you have to scratch an itch that’s hard to reach. It can also be summed up as a major inconvenience as it occurs at random and unexpected times. No one is ever prepared, but immediately become annoyed that he or she must completely stop what he or she's doing to relief themselves from itching. In this book, it showcases how unpleasant it can be, including possibly having one end up in a weird predicament. Titch was within a family, not sure if as a family member or just designated to be with that family. He seemed to really love spending time with them and did everything in his power to connect with them via touch. Of course, this wasn’t the best method because everyone was scratching to rid themselves of the discomfort he provided. He just wanted to be loved, but it was unfortunate he wouldn’t be able to receive it in return. I recommend anyone who wants to learn what life is like as an itch to give this book a try. Maybe we’ll consider every experience of life as something to be appreciative for, in some weird way.
Aphrael More than 1 year ago
You know those irritating itches that come from nowhere? You just suddenly feel something off and have to scratch, if you ignore it, it drives you crazy? That is Titch. He is an itch that jumps from people and animals looking for a place to call his home and have friends. The issue, no one wants an itch around all the time! Poor Titch is scratched away over and over and causes quite the calamity of events. This is his story about how he tries to find his place in the world as an itch. Heartwarming and full of amazing graphics Titch the Itch by B.C.R. Fegan will captivate young and old readers alike. B.C.R. Fegan has a talent for writing children’s books, and Lenny Wen is a talented illustrator. Together they bring the story of Titch to life. Titch reminds me of a dust bunny that scatters with every puff of wind. In this case, he is scattered around by people scratching him off. He is lonely and even though no one “wants” to have an itch, you feel sorry for the little guy. He just wants to belong and have friends. It is one day the father he was trying to hang onto cried out that he could not stand the itch. Titch was heartbroken. He left the place he had called home and set out to find a new friend he could cling to. This leads to a series of events where he is scratched away time and time again. You can see each time he grows sadder and sadder and you almost want to endure an itch just to make him smile again. I admit as reading this I did have a few itches crop up, maybe friends of Titch visiting me. The story line is whimsical and the artwork is captivating. You want to keep turning the pages to see what happens next. I am drawn to the emotions surrounding Titch, his deep desire to belong. It is something most people and kids can relate to, finding your place in life. When you find where you belong you just know it is right. That is what Titch is seeking, that is what we are all seeking isn’t it? Titch the Itch will draw you in with its graphics and keep you with the storyline. You may scratch a few times reading about Titch’s adventures, but you are sure to smile as you do because who knows, you may have your own Titch living with you.
Literary_Titan More than 1 year ago
Titch the Itch, written by B.C.R. Fegan and illustrated by Lenny Wen, is the tale of an animated little itch who wants nothing more than to make friends the only way he knows how--by doing his job. When his wayward, “no-reason-at-all” itching isn’t appreciated in the home of one large family, Titch the Itch seeks to make friends outside the home. Trying his luck with a cat, a neighbor, a police officer, and a park full of children, Titch learns that life is hard for an itch of his sort. His journey leads him to the hospital where he soon learns that he has had a bigger impact than he realized. B.C.R. Fegan has constructed a touching story centered around the personification of a lowly itch. The author has managed to take a difficult concept and design a precious plot surrounding the poor little itch’s desire to be needed and to have lasting friendships. Titch is a memorable character with whom young readers will empathize. As he moves from one character to the next, he experiences rejection and disappointment. Fegan has included some important lessons in this wonderful picture book. In addition to friendship, the author teaches the benefits of being determined and the results of perseverance. As with any children’s book, it is essential to include those moments of humor. Fegan does not lack in this area. The unforeseen circumstances surrounding the conclusion of the book are whimsical and encourage children to reread the book to find things they may have missed--a wonderful aspect to include to inspire young readers to delve further into the intricacies of text. As a teacher and parent, I more than appreciate those small amounts of mystery which energize readers. Kudos to the author! The illustrations for Titch the Itch are fantastic. Lenny Wen’s vision of Titch is a cross between a ghost and a friendly dust bunny--exactly how one might visualize an itch. The facial expressions of Titch absolutely make the story. His woeful looks tug at the reader’s heartstrings. The color schemes chosen to brighten the pages make this a beautiful story to read aloud. B.C.R. Fegan’s story of the needy little itch just looking for friendship is a sweet tale perfect for teaching young readers about the value of friends and loyalty.
JAislynn More than 1 year ago
Rating: Titch the Itch is a poignant, yet humourous tale of friendship, unconditional love, and finding one's place. Fegan’s Titch the Itch follows the titular character as he searches for friendship and a place to call his own, in this surprisingly touching, yet undeniably funny tale. Titch is an itch, but not just any itch. Titch is one of those itches that comes out of the blue and sticks around no matter what you do. We meet Titch as he's living with a large family, trying to find friends. See, Titch is a friendly, loving fella, and all he wants is a friend in turn. But no one wants Titch around. He goes from family member to family member, even the pet dog, and each scratch Titch away right quick. Titch leaves the family, and tries to find friends elsewhere, but every single being he approaches scratches him away. Titch’s journey takes him all the way to the hospital, where who should he find, but the family he left behind. Father had had somewhat of a rough day, and was a patient in the hospital. Sweet Titch went to Father and gave him a hug, wanting to stay with this person he cared about. Father may have had other ideas, but being a patient in the hospital gave him little choice but to suffer Titch’s affection. Titch is sooo cute! I feel bad no one wants him around, when all he wants is to be loved and wanted. This story hit a deeper chord for me, with the undertone of not being wanted. I'm sure that’s not the intention of the story at all! But as Titch goes from person to person, wanting only to be loved and gets pushed away at every turn, it reminded me of growing up. I was that kid no one wanted around. I once was friendly and generous, but, well, you get shunned enough and you shut that down real quick. I guess, for me at least, Titch’s story is one of persisting, persevering, not giving up. These are good lessons, to be sure. It's still clear, though, that Father doesn’t want Titch around. That left me feeling the story was unresolved. Titch still wasn't wanted, despite his generous, big heart. I read this book with my younger cubs, though, and they adored it. They loved Titch, and found his efforts to make friends funny. He’s just so oblivious to the havoc he unintentionally causes. It was rather clear they all took very different lessons from the story than I did. “It’s just a cool story, ma.” “It means always be happy, no matter what.” “Never give up! Never surrender!” (yes, we recently watched Galaxy Quest) Lenny Wen's artwork is great. Titch is presented as a translucent furry little monster, so it's clear no one can see him. Contrasted with this are the bold colours of the rest of the world, and the over the top, exaggerated efforts to dislodge Titch. This funny, warm-hearted book is likely to appeal to children of many ages. ***Many thanks to TaleBlade for providing a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Amys_Bookshelf_Reviews More than 1 year ago
Great story, children will love this. Titch is that unexplainable itch. That is just the beginning. It's an adorable story and I enjoyed it. It's one that kids will love. I love the graphics as we all wonder (and you know you do) what an itch actually looks like. I love this story, and it can be kind of sad, as Titch is lonely. No one wants him around. It's a story that kids can relate to, whether they read this story on their own, or have it read to them.