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Skeleton Hiccups

Last updated Thursday, February 20, 2020

Author: Margery Cuyler
Illustrator: S. D. Schindler
Date of Publication: 2002
ISBN: 068984770X
Grade Level: 1st    (GLCs: Click here for grade level guidelines.)
Date(s) Used: Oct. 2003

Synopsis: Skeleton's persistent hiccups prevent him from polishing his bones (his arm jerks loose), carving a pumpkin, raking leaves, etc. "Drink some water upside down," advises Ghost, but the liquid pours out Skeleton's eye sockets.

Discussion topics: To be posted soon ...

Craft ideas:
•  Make a skeleton (possible bring ahead item: clips to attach loose skeleton bones together) or just skeleton chest plates - cut out "rib bones" and hang them together.
•  Think of all the ways to "cure" hiccups, and make a brochure for the Skeleton for next time.

*Note: These craft ideas are just suggestions. You can use them, but you don’t have to use them. You can expand upon them, or add your own twist. Remember, though, that the focus of your time should not be on the development and execution of a craft; the focus should be on the read-aloud and the enjoyment of the book!