Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 2 to 4
- Grade: p
Over hill and dale with little dog.
Little dog is not about to stay behind when its owner goes off for a walk in the country. But it’s quite a job for little dog to keep up as it takes a big jump to get across a divide that’s too wide; a big swim when it finds itself in water that is too deep; and a big run when confronted by a porcupine that is too prickly.
Toddlers will fall in love with little dog, whose quizzical expressions reflect the dilemmas he finds himself in. With its predictable, repetitive pattern, the text lends itself perfectly to small children chiming in. For older pre-schoolers, the simple language makes it an ideal learn-to-read book.
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."
“… worthy additions to the shelves of libraries that serve the toddler crowd. Highly Recommended.”—CM Materials, 05/13
“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