Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 6 to 9
- Grade: 1 to 3
- Reading age: 6 to 9
Robyn befriends her unpopular classmate Shelly, even though they have very different interests -- Shelly likes dolls! But when Shelly's dad wins tickets to the big hockey game, Shelly suddenly becomes the most popular girl in school. What will their classmates think of Shelly doesn't actually get to attend the game? Will Robyn lie to protect her friend's newfound popularity?
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."
YVONNE CATHCART is an illustrator living in Toronto with her husband and son. She has illustrated many children\s books and also paints and makes animal sculptures and puppets.'
- Commended, One of the Year's Best for 2012 -- Resource Links
"Large margins, short sentences and appropriate vocabulary make this an accessible and non-threatening starting place for readers new to chapter books... Readers will be able to relate to the struggle of growing up and changing interests." Recommended
CM: Canadian Review of Materials
"The characters are believable and well-rounded and the dialogue is natural... Readers moving into early chapter books will relate to Shelly's conflict" Rated E, excellent, enduring, everyone should see it!
"Hutchins tells the semisweet story without heavy-handedness, while Cathcart provides a bevy of soft black-and-white sketches."