The chicken problem

by Oxley, Jennifer.

Format: Print Book 2012
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Summary
The very first picture book based on the math-themed, Emmy Award-winning PBS cartoon, Peg+Cat !

The Peg+Cat show intertwines math and fun for maximum kid-appeal. In their very first picture book, Left-brained Peg and her right-brained pal, Cat, are enjoying a picnic on the farm with Pig. However, when someone leaves the chicken coop open and the chicks run amuck, it's up to Peg and Cat to use their math skills to help solve their poultry predicament. With humor, refreshingly original characters, and math problems that young readers will be clamoring to help solve, THE CHICKEN PROBLEM is an ideal addition to any home or classroom library.

Praise for THE CHICKEN PROBLEM!

"The pictures are a riot." - Kirkus Reviews

"Charming . . . Fun pretty much sums it up." - School Library Journal

"Terrific first impression." - Publishers Weekly
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Peg likes solving problems. Her cat, Cat, likes helping her. And both of them like pie. One day when they visit Pig at the farm, they happen to have a pie, which Peg divides. But Big Problem! there's one small piece left. So Cat opens the door to the chicken coop and brings out a chickie to eat the pie. Problem solved? Nope. Big Problem! The door's unlatched, and soon 100 chickens are leaping and somersaulting around the yard. Although it's billed as a math-concept book, there's relatively little here about counting (most of the addition comes from counting chickens or from the simple addition used to indicate page numbers). That aspect could have been dropped because this is plenty cute on its own. The effort put into the design graph paper backgrounds, typewriter lettering, and pages overflowing with tiny, identical chicks makes for a real eye-catcher. The ebullient pictures match a text that's as funny as it is fowl. Kids can count away, but mostly they'll be giggling.--Cooper, Ilene Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Peg and Cat have a "perfect" farm picnic planned, complete with a spacey-looking pig as special guest. But when they generously decide to share a tiny piece of pie with a tiny chicken, the 99 other chickens in the coop make their escape: "There were chickens chickens chickens chickens chickens everywhere!" Readers are informed on the first page that solving problems is Peg and Cat's specialty, and it's true that they return the chickens to the coop. But it's a fairly perfunctory process (they carry some and transport the remainder in two wheelbarrows and a baby carriage), especially given the terrific first impression made by Peg (an exuberant, round-headed redhead) and Cat (a purple ovoid with huge, comically beseeching eyes). While there are numerous clues that the book is intended to encourage numeracy, Aronson and Oxley (he's a veteran writer for stage and TV, she's an Emmy-award winning animator and director) don't make much of a connection between mathematical operations and the chicken roundup, aside from some basic addition. Peg and Cat are slated for their own PBS Kids series, Peg + Cat. Ages 3-6. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Problem solving -- Juvenile fiction.
Counting -- Juvenile fiction.
Chickens -- Juvenile fiction.
Farm life -- Juvenile fiction.
Problem solving -- Fiction.
Counting -- Fiction.
Chickens -- Fiction.
Farm life -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Random House,2012
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Aronson, Billy.
Language English
Description 25 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN 9780375869891 (trade)
0375869891 (trade)
9780375969898 (lib. bdg.)
0375969896 (lib. bdg.)
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