Go with the Floe? Little Penguin Gets the Hiccups by Tagdh Bentley
"OH, HELLO! IT'S SO NICE TO HIC! MEET YOU.
FRANKLIN SAID YOU WOULD BE HERE SOON."
Little Penguin's problem is not cold feet, even though he's standing on an ice floe.
Since Penguin pigged out on spicy chili, he just can's quit hiccuping. It's terribly annoying. He can't finish a sentence without a HIC. It's making this penguin cuckoo!
Of course, everyone is an expert. Frederick suggests he stand on his head. Chester suggests drinking from the opposite side of the cup. Albert advises him to do both at the same time. Hic!
Franklin feels that what Little Penguin needs is for someone to scare him out of his hics.
"SO I NEED YOU TO SCARE ME. SAY BOO!
ON THREE! READY? 1, 2, 3....
Hic! That's not loud enough, folks. Once more, please, with feeling Get crazy and shout it out....
Friend Franklin, a formidably toothy orca, finally arrives and beaches himself on Little Penguin's particular floe with a truly terrifying surprise. And that does the trick for Little Penguin.... unless those hot and spicy celebratory tacos that he and Franklin decide to order up kick in with another round of hiccups, in Tadgh Bentley's Little Penguin Gets the Hiccups (Baker & Bentley, 2015). In his first picture book, Bentley makes good use of the funny and familiar experience of hiccuping and pokes a bit of fun at the usual remedies in this interactive book which encourages readers to join in the prescribed cure, which they will no doubt be willing to do with gusto. Bentley's Little Penguin has personality plus, and his unlikely friendship with a killer whale promises some possibilities of more adventures for these two cold weather pals.