Thursday, December 27, 2012

The Chicken Problem by Jennifer Oxley

Cat and Peg like pie.  They like math, too, but pie is number one.

Random House Children's Books sent me a copy of this book for review (thank you).  It has been published, so check with your local bookstore for a copy.

Cat and Peg go to a farm to have a picnic with the pig.  They have pieces of pie for everyone.  The problem is there is one piece too many.  It's a small piece, but they should have someone else to share the picnic fare.  Cat gets a chick out of the chicken cage and they have someone to eat the problem cake.  But now they have a new problem:  the chickens all got out of the unlatched cage!!!

The best part of this book is how they have math problems on the pages and you can learn simple addition and subtraction problems as you are following the chicken hunt.  The young ones probably won't even notice they're doing it.

Here's a non-threatening method of learning math while reading a fun book about Peg and her Cat.  Why not give it a try?

Happy reading.     

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