Scritch Scratch, We Have Nits by Miriam Moss

Scritch Scratch, We Have Nits

Written by Miriam Moss
Illustrated by Delphine Durand


Scritch Scratch, We Have Nits by Miriam Moss

One day a tiny insect, no bigger than a freckle, climbs into Miss Calypso's classroom. Nobody notices until... Polly scritches, Joshua scratches, and soon the whole classroom is scritching and scratching.An irresistibly catchy text and zany artwork - head lice have never been so much fun!'It won't help you get rid of the little critters, but at least it will make you laugh as you scratch. A really jolly gift for all those children and parents (and grandparents) who get uptight about nits.'The Guardian


Quirky and bold... and the language is lively. Nits or not, get this book for an entertaining and informative read. * Carousel * Bright and funny illustrations will have children laughing aloud. * * Another light-hearted story with great art-work. * Birmingham Post * Sweet and funny... a story for anyone to enjoy. * Bookbag * Full of fun ... sweet and funny ... a fun story for anyone to enjoy * The Bookbag * Quirky and bold ... the language is lively. Nits or not, get this book for an entertaining and informative read * Carousel * Bright and funny illustrations will have children laughing aloud * Parents In Touch * Another light-hearted story with great artwork * Birmingham Post * Anyone who has ever had head lice must read this hilarious book ... the words fit beautifully with the pictures, scampering over the page along with the lice .... alive with expression and humour * Eastern Daily Press * A delightfully witty and entertaining creation * Books For Keeps *

About the Author

Miriam Moss

Miriam is an award winning author of 70 children's books. She originally published 40 information books, but for the last 12 years she has written fiction. This has included picture books, novelty books and poetry, and recently short stories for the adult market. Her fiction has been translated into 21 languages.

She was born in England but also grew up in Africa, The Middle East and China. After university she taught English for eight years in the UK and Kenya before becoming a writer. She now lives in East Sussex.

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32 pages


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Orchard Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group

Publication date

2nd August 2012



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