As we get closer to Halloween, I am always looking for new books to read with my students and children. Lately my kindergarten groups have been bringing a book from their shelf for me to read, since they can't read them. One child picked up a simple and fun book that had my group of five boys laughing: Skeleton Hiccups. (Affiliate links provided.)
In the book, skeleton can't get rid of his hiccups. He tries several different methods: drinking water upside down, holding his breath, getting scared by Ghost, but nothing works. And can you imagine some of these with a skeleton? Once Ghost comes around, Skeleton gets a little help. Finally, Skeleton gets rid of his hiccups with a little help from his friend.
We've all been through this at some point, right? Even before I read Skeleton Hiccups for the first time, I knew we had to talk about how we get rid of our own hiccups. The boys all told me the ways they help hiccups to go away, even if they don't always work.
While reading the book, we laughed at the illustrations because with few words on the page, the illustrations told the story. It is perfect for young children to make up the story and probably be close to it, especially since it is a problem so many of us face. It is also a great way to teach children about problem and solution or cause and effect at an early age.Don't forget to link up again this week!
Take some time to check out Skeleton Hiccups!