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Hiccups by Holly Sterling: A #PictureBook for Little Readers

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Hiccups are just the worst!  When Ruby and her dog Oscar are playing their favorite game and all of a sudden Oscar comes down the hiccups, Ruby will stop at nothing to help him get rid of this annoying ailment! They dance, jump, stomp, sing, tickle, skip, everything you can imagine! Ruby is about ready to give up on Oscar’s hiccups after her magic wand doesn’t work. But then, she’s struck with an idea! A minute later, she comes back in her cat costume, scaring Oscar down to his little tail. And what would you know–his hiccups are gone! I guess the scare tactic works after all! Hiccups by Holly Sterling is a delightful and giggle-filled picture book for little readers.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 2 – 5 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool – Kindergarten
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children’s Bks (May 3, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1847807860
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847807861
A charming and very young picture book about a small child and her pet dog. When the dog gets hiccups the child tries everything to cure them, but nothing works until she brings out her favorite cat costume. And that does the trick . . . Or does it? Turn the page and . . . HIC! Now the child has hiccups. There are lots of fun noises to make and say in this perfect book to share with a toddler from a talented young artist.-Amazon
Holly Sterling is an interest storyteller as well! She is freelance children’s author and illustrator based in the North East of England who loves to work by hand using a variety of different media including watercolor, pencil and different printing processes. To date she has published or co-published eight children’s picture books.
Holly Sterling
In 2009, Holly graduated from the University of Sunderland with a first class honous degree in Illustration and Design and tt was here where she developed my passion for creating characters. In 2011 Holly decided to go back to university, to do a two year Masters at Edinburgh College of Art. After completing her Masters Degree, she worked at a greeting card company in the North East of England designing greeting cards for charities such as Macmillan Cancer Support, PDSA, RSPB, Epilepsy Action, Sue Ryder and Traidcraft. After a year in the industry, she decided to make writing and illustrating picture books a full-time commitment.
Holly’s sweet, playful little book is the perfect bedtime story! We all hate hiccups, and we cheer when they’re finally gone. But imagine how much worse hiccups would be in a dog! Whoof is right!
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1. The internet tells us that this is a 100% effective hiccup cure. But you tell us:
      Inhale through your mouth. Swallow twice, then exhale slowly through your nose.
2. I imagine this is what Oscar would look like with hiccups:

Magic hiccup wand
Happy reading!
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