What is it about the hiccups? There's just something about them that turns kids and parents alike into giggling fiends, hooting and hollering their way into finding some trick - any trick - to get those pesky spasms to stop. Enter Holly Sterling's delightful new book entitled, purely and simply, "Hiccups!" Oh my goodness. My kids could not stop laughing at this adorable read.
This story presents a classic, simple problem: Ruby's dog, Oscar, cannot stop hiccuping, and our creative protagonist will stop at nothing to get his hiccups to go away. She tries everything, literally tackling this challenge with all she's got, only to be met with no luck as her pup's hiccups are persistent. But wait! Ruby finds she has one more brilliant idea, and it just may scare the hiccups right out of her dog...
Sterling's vibrant illustrations infuse this story with joy and action. Your little ones will want to get up and dancey-dance and jumpity-jump right along with spirited Ruby as she employs every clever tactic she can muster to help Oscar's hiccups go away. I absolutely adore Ruby's ingenuity in this story. I love how she recognizes a problem and tackles it, coming up with one idea after another until she successfully overcomes the challenge she is presented with. This story, in a manner that kids will so readily relate to, presents the concept of problem solving in such a tangible way. There is nothing I like more than a book that delivers an important lesson in a fun manner, and Hiccups! does exactly that. Your kids will be giggling their way through Sterling's delightful pages, and they won't even realize that they are learning a valuable lesson in perseverance as they read.
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