Itch Rocks by Simon Mayo

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After almost poisoning his whole class with arsenic gas, going on the run from a psychotic science teacher and nearly dying of radiation poisoning, life is getting back to normal for Itchingham Lofte - at least, as normal as it can be when you have a round-the-clock detail of government security guards watching your every move.


Itch Rocks by Simon Mayo

Sinister forces are still hunting for Element 126 and will stop at nothing to find out where Itch has hidden the precious radioactive rocks. With the help of his sister Chloe and his tomboy cousin Jack, Itch has to put 126 beyond the reach of unscrupulous scientists and international terrorists forever. It's time to save the world. Again.

The second book in the explosively exciting ITCH series.


This fantastic book keeps you guessing at every turn and gives you some interesting facts about physics and chemistry. -- Young Reviewer, Daniel Wood First News

With its explosive mix of action and adventure, chemistry lessons will never be the same again. -- Sarah Kingsford Daily Express

Mayo's story about the misadventures of a 14-year-old science nut, Itchingham Lofte, whose experiments result in exploding dustbins and mass puking over teachers , soon had 150 pupils erupting in spontaneous applause. By the time he wrapped things up 40 minutes later, every child wanted his autograph and the queue snaked around the hall. Evening Standard

A great debut. You'll be itching to read more. Anthony Horowitz

About the Author

Simon Mayo

itch simon mayo aluminum Simon Mayo is best known for his BBC Radio 2 Drivetime show. He began writing four years ago, when he decided to create something for his son Joe, an avid reader and science nut. Having spent ten years interviewing scientists for his Radio 5 Live show he had plenty of ideas, and was soon consumed by ITCH and his story, waking up in the middle of the night to write. Simon has spent the last three years juggling his broadcasting job with visiting schools and talking about the ITCH series. During this time he’s met over 10,000 children as well as having appeared at literary and science festivals. Simon has worked on BBC radio since 1981 and runs a Book Club on his Radio 2 show. He is also the co-presenter of "Kermode and Mayo's Film Review" on BBC Radio 5 Live. In 2008, Mayo was recognized as the "radio broadcaster of the year" at the 34th annual Broadcasting Press Guild Awards and the "Speech Broadcaster of the Year" at the Sony Radio Academy Awards.

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448 pages
Interest Age: From 9


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Corgi Childrens an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK

Publication date

27th February 2014




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