Hiccups! by Holly Sterling

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If this exuberant story doesn’t have toddlers jumping for sheer joy, then it’s hard to know what will! Ruby and Oscar are playing their favourite game when suddenly ‘Hic!’ Oscar gets the hiccups. But how to get rid of them? Ruby has lots of ideas, including dancey-dancing, jumpity-jumping and twirly-twirling. She even tries a bit of magic with her wand but nothing works until she has a really brilliant idea. The story is a delight and Holly Sterling’s illustrations of Ruby and Oscar are irresistible, full of life and energy; everyone will want to share in the fun with this little girl and her dog. ~ Andrea Reece


Hiccups! by Holly Sterling

How do you stop the hiccups? Find out what happens when Ruby's puppy Oscar gets the hiccups. Ruby tries all kinds of things, from hoppity-hop and slurpity-slurp to her special magic spell. But nothing seems to work...!

About the Author

HOLLY STERLING was born in Dublin and grew up in southern England. She studied Illustration and Design at the University of Sunderland, and is currently studying for an MFA in Illustration at Edinburgh College of Art. She was Highly Commended for the Macmillan Illustration Prize in 2013, and winner of the Seven Stories/Frances Lincoln Illustration Competition in 2012. Holly also competes for her country in karate; she is a double National Champion and Gold and Bronze medallist from the WSKA World Championships. She lives near Sunderland. '15 Things Not to do with a Baby' was her first published picture book. Her second book, 'Hiccups!', will be published by Frances Lincoln in 2016.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 3


Holly Sterling
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Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd

Publication date

5th May 2016




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