Just Itzy

By Lana Krumwiede
Illustrated by Greg Pizzoli

A spider on a quest to drop the “Bitzy” and become “just Itzy” runs up against some challenges—and a few familiar nursery-rhyme characters.

Itzy the spider is tired of being called “Itzy Bitzy.” On his first day of spindergarten, Itzy decides to prove to everyone that he’s a big spider by catching his own lunch. But spinning a web is hard work, and every time Itzy gets close to catching a fly, something gets in the way—whether it’s a girl sitting on a tuffet, an old lady swallowing everything in sight, or a dangerous waterspout. Will Itzy ever get a chance to prove himself and shake his pesky nickname? Illustrated in bold vignettes by Geisel Award winner Greg Pizzoli, Itzy’s amusing adventures are a clever balm for the frustrations of preschoolers fed up with being too little.

  • A picture book debut from the author of the Psi Chronicles trilogy.
  • Illustrated by Theodor Seuss Geisel Award-winner Greg Pizzoli.
  • Kids will love the references to "The Itsy Bitsy Spider," "Little Miss Muffet," and "The Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly"

About the author

Lana Krumwiede is the creator of the Psi Chronicles series. Her work has appeared in Highlights, High Five, Spider, Babybug, The Friend, and Chicken Soup for the Child’s Soul. She lives in Virginia with her husband and daughter.

About the illustrator

Greg Pizzoli is the author and illustrator of The Watermelon Seed, winner of the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award, and Number One Sam. He lives in Philadelphia and tries his best to avoid spiders.

ISBN: 9780763658113
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: February 1, 2015
Dimensions: 215 x 259mm, 40pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $19.99
New Zealand RRP: $22.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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