Nitboy is about Lewis, a kid with the worst case of nits in world history. His mum and deputy principal are desperate to shave his head but Lewis has had nits so long that he's kind of attached to them. He sees them as his pets. Meanwhile, in the dense forest on Lewis's head, Ned, the world's first-ever jumping louse, has just been born. And the nits are poised to take over the town, the country, the planet.
It's a David and Goliath battle as Lewis tries to hang on to his hair and his 'head mice' no matter what it takes.
The illustrations are by the extraordinary Heath McKenzie (www.heathmck.com).