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  • Published: 2 July 2020
  • ISBN: 9781760147693
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288

Nit Boy




It’ll make you laugh. It’ll make you cry. It’ll make you itch.

Meet Lewis Snow. He has the worst case of nits in world history. Everyone wants him to shave his head. But Lewis thinks of his nits as pets. He’s determined to keep his hair and his nits, whatever it takes.

Ned lives on Lewis’s head. He’s the first-ever jumping nit. His dad wants Ned to help nits take over the world. But Ned likes it on Lewis’s head. Ned’s vegan and hates the taste of human blood.

And you thought you had problems.

Two Nit Boy stories in one book!

  • Published: 2 July 2020
  • ISBN: 9781760147693
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288

About the authors

Tristan Bancks

Tristan Bancks tells stories for the page and screen. His books for kids and teens include Two Wolves, The Fall, Detention and the Tom Weekly series. Two Wolves won Honour Book in the 2015 CBCA Book of the Year Awards and was shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards. The Fall was a CBCA Notable Book and shortlisted for the Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature. Tristan’s books have also been recognised in multiple children’s choice awards. Tristan is a writer-ambassador for literacy charity Room to Read. He is currently working with producers to develop several of his books for the screen. He’s excited by the future of storytelling and inspiring others to create. You can find out more about Tristan’s books, play games, watch videos, chat to the author and help him try to change the world at www.tristanbancks.com.

Heath McKenzie

Heath McKenzie is an award-winning Melbourne-based author and illustrator who specialises in stylised digital illustrations (aiming to make them look as non-digital as possible). He has written and illustrated 15 picture books and illustrated a whole lot more across numerous forms of print media.

Praise for Nit Boy

This book contains two stories in one. Both amused and entertained. My 8 year old quickly became fond of Lewis and his itchy companions. This was evident when she came running to tell me how horrible it was that Ms Herrick was about to shave Lewis’s hair off. Bancks undoubtedly created an endearing character in Lewis, one that middle grade children will invest in and care about. I witnessed my daughter become absorbed in the plot. She immersed herself in Lewis and Ned’s world. Emotions were evoked. These are the signs of a talented author and a great storyline. The intermittent black and white illustrations are a great addition to the story line. They are simple but spark humor. The characters are personified, even the nits, further enhancing the reading experience.

Emma Streeton, darkmatterzine.com

A quick and entertaining read that will engage even the most reluctant of readers! . . . The illustrations that are sporadically interwoven throughout the story give the appearance of a graphic novel. As I read this tale, I could easily imagine what the whole story could be like if it had been illustrated. The action sequences definitely lend themselves to being drawn!

idreamofallthebooks, Good Reads

This is often a descriptively gross book of life-cycle diagrams and pop quizzes about fleas and head-lice, but amusingly the big picture issues abound - the environment, eating meat, morality, family, education and genetics. Illustrated by Heath McKenzie, these fantastic adventures are founded firmly in facts - an engaging discourse about change and epigenetics through which mankind is evolving. The frivolous subject matter, belies a layered line-up of characters worthy of fan or book club debate.

Deborah Robins, ReadPlus

When Tristan Bancks and Heath McKenzie team up, you know you’re in for a wild ride! . . . Nit Boy is two books in one, and sure to entertain primary school-aged children with its winning formula of humour and grossness.

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Nit Boy by Tristan Bancks and Heath McKenzie | Book Trailer

NIT BOY by award-winning author Tristan Bancks, illustrated by Heath McKenzie. It’ll make you laugh. It’ll make you cry. It’ll make you itch. Meet Lewis Snow. He has the worst case of nits in world history. Everyone wants him to shave his head. But Lewis thinks of his nits as pets. He’s determined to keep his hair and his nits, whatever it takes. Ned lives on Lewis’s head. He’s the first-ever jumping nit. His dad wants Ned to help nits take over the world. But Ned likes it on Lewis’s head. Ned’s vegan and hates the taste of human blood. And you thought you had problems. Two Nit Boy stories in one book! Find out more: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/nit-boy-9781760896300 #NitBoy #TristanBancks #HeathMcKenzie

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