Hiccups Again - Epic Adventure - Find It Book

A Seek And Find Activity Book For Ages 3-5

Children - Adventure
24 Pages
Reviewed on 11/19/2020
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Author Biography

I'm originally from Waldorf, MD, but I currently live in Scottsdale, AZ with my wife and two kids ages 3 and 6.

As long as I can remember, I've always had a passion for rhyming.

When I was 8 years old, I created a pop-up book titled the "Book Of Nonsense Rhymes" for a school project that I hope to publish one day.

My hobbies include foosball, ping pong, bowling, and the occasional rap concert.

I love all Arizona sports teams, especially the AZ Cardinals. I even convinced my wife to let me give our son the middle name Fitzgerald because of Larry Fitzgerald.

In my early 20's, I did some stand up comedy. Search "dave ball vegas is crazy" on YouTube and you can find an old bit.

I've currently published three books: Hiccups, Hiccups... Again?, and [JUST RELEASED] Hiccups Again Epic Adventure (A super awesome look & find book).

And last but not least... I'm super proud to announce that Hiccups Again won a 2020 Purple Dragonfly Awards in the "Picture Books 5 & Younger" category!

    Book Review

Reviewed by Lois Henderson for Readers' Favorite

Dave W. Ball’s Hiccups Again is brightly and boldly illustrated by the graphic design service Design Pickle, with twenty pages of absolute fun for preschoolers. With scenes ranging across a wide spectrum of places (from a toy factory to a pool and water park) and activities (including camping, skiing, and visiting the moon), children can follow the cobalt-blue figure of the omnipresent and ever-cheerful Hiccups through a varied landscape. Each full-page illustration invites the child to explore both known and unknown environments, which are all introduced by a rhyming couplet, for which poetic skill the author has declared a lifelong passion.

With each new scene being accompanied by pictures of five objects for the child to find, in varying numbers, from among the vibrant range of diversely-hued animals, birds and/or stuffed toy animals shown, children from across the world are likely to want to spend hours with the book, especially when accompanied at first by an older sibling or other childminder. The interactive nature of the illustrations and text enables the child to come to a deeper understanding and appreciation of what they might otherwise only be able to see, print wise, in static pictures. Also, no surprise that the author of Hiccups Again, Dave W. Ball, is a young dad with children of his own, who knows exactly what appeals to burgeoning young minds. In short, this is a life-enhancing book that should attract a lively audience only clamoring for more!

Carolina Restrepo

Dave Ball creates an interactive and educational book for children. Hiccups Again is filled with a funny and original Hiccups character. It travels to different places where no one would think they could go. This colorful book is filled with adventures that not only help your child learn vocabulary and new things but improve their observation skills, allowing them to discern and look for what they are asked in a fast way while they are having fun. Dave Ball creates many vivid illustrations and situations that will amuse and amaze children due to their complexity and overall awesomeness. Hiccups Again is a book that should be placed in every school's library.

Being a grown woman, I still looked at around 20 illustrations and found all the things requested. It was fun and filled with new and diverse items to find. Hiccups Again is a book that I would recommend to anyone who has a learning/seeking child. I have two young cousins and a six-year-old sister; I can assure anyone that this book is a top learning tool, especially when it comes to new words and the images linked to those words. Visually speaking, this book is 100% professional, detailed, and eye-catching. It is speculated that kids are drawn to color and can remember easily by associating things with colors. The pages of Hiccups Again are filled to their edges with bright colors and beautiful images. Dave Ball provides a very education-oriented book, filled with different adventures that can only captivate its reader's attention.

Erin Nicole Cochran

In Dave Ball’s Hiccups Again - Epic Adventure - Find It Book, he takes us on a fun-filled journey that lands us in a variety of places. From a zoo full of animals to an aquarium full of fish and other adornments. Each page is a different location with several objects, critters, and Hiccups to find. A lovely rhyme threads through the narration from beginning to end that will surely delight children and those of us who are young at heart. The illustrations created by Design Pickle are bright and colorful, creating quick smiles, especially when it comes to the Hiccups themselves, who seem to jump out of the pages with their expressions of glee.

Hiccups Again by Dave Ball wandered into my heart quite easily. It was nice to pick out the items throughout, even relaxing; it gave the mind an enjoyable task and colorful adventure to go on. What also captured me was that this was a wonderful way to educate children on learning how to count in a way that makes it more interactive and fun. Counting can be a bit mundane at times and Dave Ball has found a way to make it fun. And truly, right now everyone is in need of something to distract them from the struggles and worries that are facing all of us. If what you need is a colorful and exciting distraction, look no further. Dave Ball’s children’s picture book has everything for you.

Tiffany Ferrell

Hiccups Again by Dave Ball is about a toy factory. The factory is run by creatures called Hiccups, and they love making toys. Each page tells you about different things that the Hiccups like to do and there is a game in which you have to find the objects that they are showing to you. In each mini-game, you have the Hiccups in different settings. First, they are playing in the playground, then they are exploring an aquarium. Then they are learning about penguins and visiting the zoo. This continues as they visit magical places, a farm, a fair, having a picnic, going to a jungle, and a theme park. Finally, they are exploring the museum, woods, ski slopes, and the moon.

I thought this was a fun and entertaining read. I like how there was a story, but also finding the object games that I played while reading. The game theme really is a wonderful idea and it will definitely keep a child’s attention while reading. It’s always nice when books have a dual purpose. Dave Ball has done a great job in creating this seek and find adventure, while Design Pickle’s illustrations are beautifully done and fit perfectly with the subject. Hiccups Again is a delightful book that will show kids a great exercise to spend their time on. It’s definitely a book I would recommend to friends of mine with kids. I’d also love to see more of Dave Ball’s work in the future.

Jack Magnus

Hiccups Again - Epic Adventure - Find It Book is a children’s concept picture book written by Dave Ball and illustrated by Design Pickle. Hiccups has fun everywhere he goes. Whether it’s a factory, a zoo, or even outer space, Hiccups finds lots of things to do and places to explore. When he went to the factory, he loved watching as toys were being made, and his visit to an aquarium helped him learn about all the different aquatic species that can thrive there. And how about seeing a bird that can’t fly but is quite a talented swimmer? Hiccups found that very bird when visiting the penguin enclosure. Hiccups certainly does get around and go places, and he shares his experiences with young readers in this action-packed and detail-filled activity book.

Dave Ball’s Hiccups Again is so much more than a storybook to be read once and discarded. Each page brims with details and images. Children are challenged to look for and count items, and, along the way, they’re learning new vocabulary. They’re likewise being introduced to alliteration as Hiccups visits each location shown in the book. I had a grand time finding the articles listed -- some of them are sneaky and a bit difficult to find. Design Pickle’s marvelous illustrations recreate the search items brilliantly, but there’s also so much more on each page for young readers and caregivers to identify, count, and appreciate. This book is a grand rainy-day busy book as well as the perfect way to get kids to see learning new words and counting as fun, not classroom chores. Hiccups Again - Epic Adventure - Find It Book is most highly recommended.