Book review: Little Penguin Gets the Hiccups, by Tadgh Bentley

Bentley, Tadgh. Little Penguin Gets the Hiccups. Balzer + Bray, 2015. $17.99. ISBN 978-0-06-233536-4. Unp. Ages 4-8. P8 Q8

Bentley Little Penguin HiccupsThe end papers are funny as they have the penguin eating chili and tacos and invite the reader to keep going. The words of the story are large when they are trying to make a point about not giving chili to a penguin it will give them hiccups. He tries all of the tricks of getting rid of hiccups like standing on his head, drinking backward from a cup etc. The story gets the reader involved by asking them to scare the penguin to help him. This would be a fun book for a group read aloud but it might not be very quiet. The funny thing is he celebrates that his hiccups are gone with a nice spicy taco – and it all starts over again.

December 2015 review by Melinda Dye.


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