The Chicken Problem

The Chicken Problem

Book - 2012
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When someone leaves the chicken coop open and 100 chickens escape, Peg and Cat use their arithmetic skills to solve the problem.
Publisher: New York : Random House, c2012
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : ill. : 29 cm
ISBN: 9780375969898
9780375869891
Branch Call Number: je Aron
Additional Contributors: Oxley, Jennifer.

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forbesrachel Jan 28, 2013

Want a math book that actually makes learning basic math fun? Try "The Chicken Problem", it is silly, has cute characters, and utilizes math in different ways; instead of putting page numbers it adds each page up, it reinforces counting by using it multiple times, and it even uses math symbols, grids, and concepts. Also there are chickens, many, many chickens!

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Dec 04, 2012

Peg may be a specific type of heroine peculiar to a single geographical location but with her urbane Cat and her trouble with high-spirited chicks this is one of those memorable heroines and one-on-one readalouds that add a little bit of math to a little bit of story alongside a whole lot of fine and beautiful art to bring us one fine fine book.

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finnja22
Dec 23, 2012

finnja22 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 3 and 6

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Dec 04, 2012

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 3 and 7

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ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Dec 04, 2012

It's a bright and beautiful day when young Peg and her cat Cat go to the farm to have a perfect picnic with a pig. Peg is one of those girls who like everything to be just so, and when she discovers that she accidentally cut an extra slice of pie she feels it's a dire problem. Cat solves the imbalance by removing a very small chick from a nearby coop and surely that would be the end of that . . . if he'd managed to remember to close the coop door. Suddenly one hundred chickens are free and roaming the farm. It's up to Peg, Cat, and maybe that pig they picked up, to figure out a way to cajole these freedom loving fowl into returning from whence they came. When that mission is finally accomplished that leaves one final matter: Time for pie!

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ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Dec 04, 2012

" 'I am totally freaking out!' When Cat saw Peg freaking out, he held up his hands to get her to calm down."

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