The Fidgety Itch by Lucy Davey and illustrator, Katz Cowley

by |October 22, 2010

‘Twas only a niggle,
the teensiest titch
but that fidgety feeling grew to an ITCH!

When Timpkin gets an itch, Feather McDoo offers to scratch it for him, then Feather gets an itch, so along comes Possum Pie to help…

But what happens when you’re the last animal in the line? Who’s going to scratch your itch? A bit of teamwork is required to solve the problem!

About the Author

Lucy is currently based at home in Auckland with her three young children who provide her with first-hand knowledge of the current preferences and interests of young readers (and their parents).

About the illustrator

British-born Katz Cowley has a degree in Illustration from the University of Northumbria. She spent a year and a half travelling around SE Asia and living in Australia before arriving in NZ in 2000, where she has been ever since. WINNER 2010 NZ Post Children s Book Awards CHILDREN S CHOICE Award with Wonky Donkey.

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While still in his twenties, John Purcell opened a second-hand bookshop in Mosman, Sydney, in which he sat for ten years reading, ranting and writing. Since then he has written, under a pseudonym, a series of very successful novels, interviewed hundreds of writers about their work, appeared at writers’ festivals, on TV (most bizarrely in comedian Luke McGregor’s documentary Luke Warm Sex) and has been featured in prominent newspapers and magazines. ​Now, as the Director of Books at booktopia.com.au, Australia’s largest online bookseller, he supports Australian writing in all its forms. He lives in Sydney with his wife, two children, three dogs, five cats, unnumbered gold fish and his overlarge book collection. His novel, The Girl on the Page, will be published by HarperCollins Australia in October, 2018.

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