About the Book
Izzy is a tiny little itch, the annoying kind that hides in those places just out of reach. For a time, he lived inside a stinky, dirty, old shoe that belonged to a young boy named Julian. Izzy snuggled under the little pad inside the bottom of Julian’s shoe. He only came out at important times, like when Julian was getting ready to kick the winning goal! But when Julian outgrows his shoe, Izzy needs to find a new home.
On his journey, Izzy discovers a zoo, and the unsuspecting patrons find themselves in the unfortunate position of trying to scratch away Izzy by any means necessary. Chaos ensues as he moves around the zoo, from the lions’ den to the monkey cage. Have you ever seen a polar bear with an itchy nose? Eventually, Izzy wonders if the zoo is really the best place to dance and have a good time. Maybe there are better places for him to practice his craft?
A picture book for children, The Itch was born from the imaginations of two kids and their dad who wondered, mostly at night before bed, where do itches come from and where do they go when you scratch them?
About the Author
Nick LoPresti earned a business degree from Hope College and is a twenty-year veteran of the investment industry. Starting in his middle-school years, he found a great pleasure in writing short stories. This book began as a series of bedtime tales for his own children. LoPresti lives in Chicago, Illinois, and continues to work with investments.