The Children’s Book Review | April 7, 2014
Age Range: Ages 12 and up
Hardcover: 448 pages
About the Book
It’s time to save the world… again.
Itchingham Lofte is back and facing more danger than ever in ITCH ROCKS (Splinter, April 2014). After narrowly escaping the thugs from Greencorps and disposing of the newly discovered – and hotly pursued – element 126, Itch and his family live under constant surveillance by England’s famed MI5. He has become the most protected boy in the world.
Everyone wants to get their hands on this major discovery – and even top agents may not be able to help Itch when enemies old and new seek him out and scheme to steal the super-radioactive rocks!
It’s no secret that most kids today have barely a passing interest in science – especially chemistry. ITCH and ITCH ROCKS show that science can be fun, interesting, and even adventurous! This is the perfect series to help spark the minds of America’s youth – and maybe help inspire tomorrow’s scientists.
Filled with danger, thrills, and some shocking surprises, this suspenseful sequel is every bit as exciting as the first! Cover and jacket flap feature augmented reality animations via a free downloadable Itch book app.
About the Author
Simon Mayo is one of Britain’s best-loved radio broadcasters. He works for BBC Radio, and in 2008 he 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. ITCH (Splinter, 2013) was his first novel. Simon lives in England and is available for interview.