I received this book from the author for the purpose of this review. All comments and opinions are entirely my own.
Titch is an itch who just wants to be wanted.
When Titch discovers that no one in his family wants him, he sets off on a journey to find someone-anyone- who would be willing to live with an itch. With every step he grows less hopeful. That is, until he meets an old friend.
This book had all the potential to be adorable, however I found it to be slightly odd.
There is nothing wrong with the book, and I was very fond the illustrations, I just failed to see a point in the story. At the end, even though we see Titch be the definition of a true friend to those around him, no one returns the gestures to him and he is still friendless at the end of the book.
The lesson that could be taken from the book, I suppose, would be to be a friend like Titch, however I don’t think children should be taught to “stick together no matter what” with a “friend” who isn’t interested in being a friend in return, that’s how hearts are broken, especially in schools. They need to be taught to be friendly to all, just not friends with all.
I have mixed emotions about the book, I liked it from one perspective, yet I really didn’t from another. So, I’m going to rate it 3 out of 5 stars and recommend it only if you disagree with my stance on the topic of a child’s friends.