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Skeleton Hiccups

Margaret K. McElderry
Ill. by S.D. Schindler

skeleton in bed
Skeleton Hiccups

(Hardcover ISBN 9780689847707, Paperback ISBN 9781416902768)

Ghost tries to get rid of Skeleton's hiccups - and finally comes up with a successful remedy.


Each phase of Cuyler's terse, rhythmic narrative is punctuated with a 'hic, hic, hic' that's sure to have kids giggling and joining in. Schindler augments the simple idea with funny expressions and details on each handsome, boldly designed page... A Halloween pleaser. – The Horn Book


Cuyler cleverly brings readers through the ups and downs of Skeleton's day, from shower to ball-playing ... the right audience will enjoy the fun. – Kirkus Reviews


In her bare bones text, Cuyler establishes a strong, infectious rhythm by sandwiching a 'hic hic hic' between each three-or four-word line. Schindler's art is reduced to bare essentials, too: Simply drawn figures, minimal detailing, monochromatic backgrounds. At last, a look in a mirror draws a scream from Skeleton that frightens the hiccups away – but not before they have given readers' funny bones a real workout. – Booklist


This is a peppy change of pace from the usual Halloween fare that could make for a bone-rattlingly good storytime. – Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, recommended


Winner of the Wisconsin Golden Archer Award, primary category. Nominated for Colorado Children’s Book Award.

ghost with baseball glove
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