Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 2 to 4
- Grade: p
Antics in the attic with little cat.
When its owner goes up to the attic, this curious little cat follows right behind. There, it has to maneuver itself in, up, and around the jumble of stored items. Too crowded among the boxes, cat takes a little climb; when a pile of clothes proves to be too lumpy-bumpy, it takes a little leap; and when a swinging lampshade is too tippy, it takes a little slide to get off.
Very young children will love the antics of the adorable cat as it explores the crowded attic. Little will they realize that they are also honing their language skills as the repetitive word pattern based on “too” takes them through various parts of speech.
About the authors
Hazel Hutckins est l'auteure de plus de 30 livres pour enfants, y compris l'album illustré primé Mattland, une œuvre qui est aussi illustrée par Duan Petricic. Hazel vit à Canmore, en Alberta.
After many years of juggling writing, raising her children, and making a home with her now deceased husband, Hazel spends her days writing full time. Winner of Writer's Guild of Alberta Award for Children's Literature, she has written children's short fiction for Chirp, Chickadee, and Cricket.
When answering where the inspiration for A Second is a Hiccup came from, Hazel comments, "I decided to see if I could find other ways to describe time. When the writing began to flow in poetic form - and when I came up with the engaging title line A Second is a Hiccup - I knew I had begun a labor of love. The book went through many incarnations....in one version I actually brought in centuries and eons! Good grief! But it finally returned to exactly what it should be...immediate, simple and close-to-home. It is my sincere hope that children of all types will enjoy finding and celebrating, among the pages, the many ways they spend their time."
“A library looking to add to its board book collection will find these a sweet addition.” —School Library Journal, 02/14
“The two-book series … will have the little ones want to come read too.”—Resource Links, 06/13
“… worthy additions to the shelves of libraries that serve the toddler crowd. Highly Recommended.”—CM Materials, 05/13