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Tuesday, June 26, 2018 | Exclusive, Frights For Tykes


Did you know that a man named Charles Osborn once hiccupped for 68 years straight? I think about this Guinness medical record every time I get the hiccups. It’s terrifying. But what’s even more terrifying is that a skeleton lives inside all of us. Just ask the skeleton in the book I’m covering in this edition of FRIGHTS FOR TYKES.   

In SKELETON HICCUPS by Margery Cuyler, illustrated by S.D. Schindler, a bone man named “Skeleton” wakes up with the dreaded hiccups. With the aid of his friend Ghost, he tries everything from holding his breath, to drinking water upside down to get rid of them. But nothing seems to work. That is, until Ghost brings out a mirror…

SKELETON HICCUPS is a short and sweet story that elicits chuckles and maybe a few memories of hiccup attacks that were tough to overcome. The book has been a staple in my family for some time; considering that jack o’ lanterns and fallen leaves are omnipresent in its pages, it could be argued that the best time to read SKELTON HICCUPS is in October. But hiccups are an all year round fright (as are skeletons), so feel free to read this book while the leaves remain on the trees.

SKELETON HICCUPS was first published in 2002 by MARGARET K. MCELDERRY BOOKS and can be found on AMAZON for $1.02 + $3.96 shipping in “Good” condition.

Glenn Tolle
Glenn Tolle grew up with a healthy interest in the macabre. His dad worked, and still works, as a grave digger, and much of his childhood was spent running around cemeteries and reading creepy books. All this combined with early viewings of the classic Universal monster movies led him to writing about the genre. He writes not only for RUE but also for under the pen name Glenn Strange. When not writing about horror Glenn talks about and interviews people within the horror and film community for the YouTube channel Psychic Celluloid Signals and creates original horror stories for publication.