The Wonderful Thing About Hiccups

It starts with a case of hiccups during story time at the library And that leads to an outrageous and hilarious adventure involving a hippo, a little sister, an overturned ice cream cart, a librarian who s afraid of heights, and a stack of library books that must be returned on time and in good condition if the narrator is going to get her very own library card And nothiIt starts with a case of hiccups during story time at the library And that leads to an outrageous and hilarious adventure involving a hippo, a little sister, an overturned ice cream cart, a librarian who s afraid of heights, and a stack of library books that must be returned on time and in good condition if the narrator is going to get her very own library card And nothing could be wonderful than that Brightly colored, energetic illustrations make the most of the slapstick humor in this rollicking readaloud.
The Wonderful Thing About Hiccups It starts with a case of hiccups during story time at the library And that leads to an outrageous and hilarious adventure involving a hippo a little sister an overturned ice cream cart a librarian

  • Title: The Wonderful Thing About Hiccups
  • Author: Cece Meng Janet Pedersen
  • ISBN: 9780618595440
  • Page: 187
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “The Wonderful Thing About Hiccups”

    1. Funny series of unusual events help a boy with his little sister, his hiccups, his hippo, and his library books.

    2. I had no idea that this book would be promoting libraries. Yay us! I liked the humor in this book. I did. I just don't know how well the kids will follow along to catch that humor. I know my preschoolers wouldn't. Maybe the K-5 would. And by that I mean in a storytime or a lap-read. But even in storytime I question if this book would come off that well. Plus, I don't know if I'll have more of the younger end or the older end. I think I'll save it for some book-talking. 8/5/10 I'd been getting so [...]

    3. This book just plain confused me. The author seemed to be trying to tell kids how to properly treat library books, as shown by the list of rules at the end. The story started off in the library but quickly turned into some fantasy involving a hippo, where one mishap led to another, all of which brought them with the hippo (which I thought had been imaginary) back to the library to return the books. I also didn't like the depiction of the librarian as an old lady with geeky glasses. Speaking as a [...]

    4. Very fun read for just a regular storytime (the kids today enjoyed it a great deal, especially when the little sister lands on the library roof) but this story could also be used for a get-acquainted classroom visit to the library (amusing library rules at the end of the book are fun for the kids, too). My only gripe is that the librarian, while helpful and brave, is also ancient and not so attractive. Come on, people, Batgirl was a librarian! Time to shake up that myth and draw some cute librar [...]

    5. The beginning of this story reminded me a bit of Laura Numeroff's If You Give a Moose a Muffin. It seemed that the author was purposely trying to create a pattern with the storyline yet it ended up feeling a bit scattered and disjointed to me. That said, it was funny in several places, I loved the whole library book thread, and I enjoyed the illustrations. I think kids will have a very good time with this book.

    6. This book actually gave me the hiccups reading! It also includes themes of sibling rivalry and how to get along with others which can be very beneficial to children. A librarian picked this book out for me and it also teaches children how to behave at the library. Maybe she was trying to tell me something haha! Great book!

    7. This is an adorable book that is similiar to "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" with the concept of sequential events. When this happensat happens. It all starts with having hiccups in the library and ends with the hippo having hiccups in the library.

    8. This book is all over the map. Which was the intention, but still, the wonderful thing about an author with focus is that he or she guides the reader swiftly and confidently through an appealing story.

    9. Absolutely loved reading this book! I plan to use it with my students in the library for emphasis on how to take care of our books. My only problem with the book is the lack of transition between the first few pages between being in the library to being outside.

    10. It's not my favorite, but I have already read it 4 times and it is tolerable. It sort of reminds me of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, etc.It rambles, and that is a fun thing for little kids, as well as adults who think in circles.

    11. It is hard to stay quiet in the library when you have the hiccupsd a hippo!Very bizarre story not sure why the author included a hippo. Maybe to review the letter "H?" This story would be great paired with book Hiccupotamus.

    12. i realize that the book is intended to be funny but i found it uselessly repetitive. set in library but not a pull enough to use for library tours.

    13. I read this book at a school visit yesterday, it was a lot of fun. The kids particularly liked the hiccuping hippo puppet I brought in! I passed it around and the kids all made the hippo hiccup!

    14. I like the illustrations of this book, but the story sounds choppy and at many points doesn't make sense to me.

    15. This is one of those picture-books that is tons of fun to read out-loud. It is so much fun to discover for the first time that you wonder, "Where have you been all my life?!!"

    16. I read this to my daughters kindergarden class and it was a BIG hit with the kids.It was a fun book to read outloud as well.

    17. A little girl's "logic" takes flights of fancy when she starts with hiccups in the library and ends up with a hippo for a pet.Cute illustrations.

    18. This book is about a delightful madcap adventure that kids will love. In the meantime the readers are learning respect for the library and library materials. Wonderful!

    19. Cute. Could tie in with a hiccup theme but also with a library theme or with a wonderful things theme.

    20. Theme: HipposAdditional Themes: Libraries, Book Etiquette, HiccupsSilly tale about dealing with hiccups, hippos, and library books.

    21. Cute, funny story that teaches kids about the responsibility of using the library and having library cards!

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