Itch: The Explosive Adventures of an Element Hunter (Itch #1)
Fourteen-year-old Itchingham Lofte, nicknamed Itch, has an unusual passion: collecting specimens of every element in the periodic table. So what if that means he's had a few ... mishaps? But when he gets his hands on a suspiciously warm rock made of a new, previo ...more
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So a novel about chemistry huh? Turns out it was pretty good.
Itchingham Lofte or "Itch" is fourteen and he collects elements. That's right elements Hydrogen, Helium, etc. From 1 on the Periodic Table up to 118. Now most of these elements are harmless but others, well, not so much. This has gotten Itch into trouble before. Like blowing up his bedroom and in the process burning off his eyebrows with his sample of Phosphorus. But when a rockhound friend of his sells him what he thinks is a small r
So I sighed and went and bought a copy of the first one. (I should also say right away that I'll be buying the second one, too, and reading it.) And ... yeah, really glad that I did.
I should say right away that - as is the c ...more
Itchingham "Itch" Lofte didn't mean to burn off his eyebrows. He also didn't mean to send his whole science class to the hospital with arsenic poisoning. When you take up a dangerous hobby like collecting elemen ...more
Reading "ITCH" by Simon Mayo has really changed my perspective on how I view science. This book made me itching for more, a marvelous piece of work by Mayo. We follow the story of Itchingham Lofte, "Itch", and his epic adventures revolving around a single rock. When I started this project I was immediately excited when I read the back and seeing that there is an featured augmented reality animation app, the animation was truly fantastic a short snippet of the book, which part... well you're gon ...more
Itchingham Lofte is science obsessed. When he is not causing small explosions in his bedroom, he is tracking down elements from the periodic table. So far his growing collection has been stored under his bed but after losing his eyebrows in an 'experiment', Mum insists it is all bound for the shed.
After acci ...more
I think it is a cool way to get students thinking more about science in a hobby way rat ...more
The whole time I was looking forward to finishing it. Curious what you think.
This is a great hook and after I seen it in my local library, I thought I’d give it a go. After a slow dubious start with a callously accidental Arsenic based gassing of his class mates (no deaths so its OK), Itchingham ‘Itch’ Lofte comes across an unusual rock that changes colour. It turns out ...more
The story begins with a “bang” (literally) when one of our young hero’s science experiments (with phosphorus) blows up ...more
Itch has been a welcome change of pace from the usual early teen/ young adult books in which the focus lays mostly on the fight back against a single evil entity or a bad guy establishment and getting the guy or girl. Instead in this book ...more
Author Simon Mayo effortlessly weaves scientific concepts into his story, i ...more
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