hic-2Baby has hiccups and no one is able to cure them.HIC… HIC… HICCUPS!is part of a series of ten books originally brought out by The Little Library. It has since been translated into many African languages. The story was the result of a series of workshops held to produce texts suitable for children learning a second language.

The series won the Asahi Reading Promotion Award at the IBBY (international Board of Book for Young Readers) International Conference in 1996.  Initiated by IBBY and supported by the Japanese newspaper company Asahi Shimbun, the Award is given to a group or institution which has made a lasting contribution to reading programs for children and young people.

Review : from amazon.co.uk
This colourfully illustrated, indigenous story teaches literacy to children aged 5 to 9. As one of the ten award-winning South African stories in the Little Library Reading Kit, Hic Hic Hiccups! humorously explores six different ways to get rid of the hiccups. The full-colour illustrations and exciting, original narrative make each reading, entertaining as well as educational.


French, Cinyanya, Hausa, Icibemba, Kiikaonde, Lunda, Luvale, Ndebele, Sepedi, Sesotho, Setswana, Shona, Silozi, SiSwati, Xitsonga,



Published by: The Little Library & Cambridge University Press in paperbackIllustrated by Joan Rankin: