Scritch-Scratch a Perfect Match

Author: Kimberly Marcus

Illustrator: Mike Lester

To Be Released 2011

Publisher: Penguin Group

ISBN: 9780399250040

Product Description:

  1. FLIT-FLIT flapped the flea in the scruffy dog's hair.

  2. "AAROOF!" howled the stray as he jumped in the air.

  3. AWOOMPH was the sound as he dropped like a sack,

  4. landing THUD! "OH CRUD!" on an old man's back.

How can something so tiny cause so much havoc? When a flea jumps onto a

stray dog, causing the dog to jump on a lonely man, the race is on to

find flea powder fast! A little itch on a big dog makes for HUGE chaos,

but their adventure also leads to a lasting friendship, and when the

flea finally jumps from the dog to a stray cat, who jumps onto a lonely

lady, the cycle begins anew. Playful language and sound effects and

zany, action-packed illustrations make for a surefire storytime hit.

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"Clever fun and lots of giggles."

From the New York Times: 

"…illustrated with a great deal of humor…[by] Mike Lester…Marcus's story, her debut, is written in playful rhyming couplets with a this-leads-to-that storyline recalling Because a Little Bug Went Ka-Choo!, by Dr. Seuss (writing as Rosetta Stone) and Michael Frith."

From the Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books:

"This is a madcap friendship story that begs to be read aloud with panache..."

From School Library Journal:

"Marcus's first picture book explodes with sound on every page"

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