The story of one extraordinary head-louse as he seeks to avoid the terrible Comb, deal with the school bully, and find out what happens in Treasure Island.
"About the enchantment of good stories and the pleasures of infestation" Jan Mark in TES
Lovely things people have said about
"This book is unique . . . a great example of the quirky humour that younger readers enjoy" Children's Books Ireland*
"A book which could acquire cult status" The School Librarian
"Parents may squirm at the subject matter but there's no denying that this is a hilarious story" South Wales Argus
"Brilliant" Daily Echo
"My (year 2) children were so engrossed by Niteracy Hour that they listened to the entire book in one reading, including a child who never sits still, he was mesmerised throughout" Mrs Hunt, teacher, Old Park Primary, Birmingham
*Children's Books Ireland is the national children's book organization of Ireland. Niteracy Hour was selected as the editor’s choice in the 2005 children’s book festival recommended reading guide, age five to eight category
Just about everything on this site is © either me or somebody else. Things that are © somebody else include:
- all illustrations from the Stinkbomb & Ketchup-Face books, which are © the jolly clever & talented Mr David Tazzyman
- all illustrations from the Zeus books, the Jack Slater books, and Niteracy Hour, © Georgien Overwater
- all other illustrations & photos © whoever did the drawing or took the photo, which means YOU CAN'T USE THEM unless you're the photographer or illustrator or have their permission, ok?!? I'll probably put copyright credits on other pages but if I forget, it doesn't mean you can swipe stuff that doesn't belong to you.