Itchy Richard

By Jamie Gilson    Illustrated by Diane deGroat
Clarion 1991
ISBN 0395592828
Grades 2-4

Out of Print. Look for it in your school or local library.

Richard isn't having a nice day. His mom won't buy him an eyeball yo-yo, even though he may be the only second grader at Table Two who doesn't have one. Even worse, someone in Mrs. Zookey's class has...head lice! Maybe it's someone at Table Two! Maybe it's Richard himself! What's so funny about head lice? Itchy Richard is! As Richard, his classmates, and their sympathetic teacher cope with a common but seldom discussed classroom problem, you'll be laughing - and scratching - all the way through this book.