Hiccup Snickup by Melinda Long

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How do you cure the hiccups? Do you drink water from the wrong side of the glass? Do you hold your breath while eating an apple, or do you put a paper bag over your head and stand upside down? What if nothing you do seems to work and the hiccups have gotten completely out of control?

Hiccup Snickup is the story of one little girl's quest to cure the hiccups. The whole family offers advice, with hilarious results. But it is only when Grandma explains an old family hiccup antidote, and the entire family works together, that those pesky hiccups finally go away -- or do they?

Madcap illustrations by Thor Wickstrom perfectly complement this rollicking tale, making it just right for reading aloud.


About Melinda Long

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Melinda Long is also the author of When Papa Snores. She teaches eighth-grade literature in South Carolina, where she lives with her husband, two children, and a large boxer named Moses. Melinda learned how to cure the hiccups from her grandparents when she was very young, but she still can't say it three times fast.
Published March 1, 2001 by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books.

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The little girl is doing these cumulatively: "So there I was, scared to death, in a wet shirt, wearing a paper bag and eating an apple, while standing on my head, holding my breath and saying, Hiccup snickup / Right rear straight up.

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""So there I was, scared to death, in a wet shirt, wearing a paper bag...,"" says the disappointed narrator, interrupted by a sudden ""Hic!"" Such a silly condition calls for an equally outlandish antidote, a tongue-twister provided by the girl's grandmother: ""Hiccup snickup/ Rear right straight...

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