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Arithmechicks Add Up: A Math Story by Stephens, Ann Marie
ISBN 9781629798073 – HIGHLIGHTS PRESS CHILDREN’S – RANDOM HOUSE US Hardback 32 pp – August 2019
Ann Marie Stephens is the author of Scuba Dog and Cy Makes a Friend. She has also published original teaching ideas in the Mailbox and Scholastic Teacher magazines and in the book Kwame Alexander’s Page-to-Stage Writing Workshop. As an elementary school teacher, she’s loved sharing the thrill of writing with her students for more than 20 years. She has also created and hosted clubs for fellow faculty such as Books for Breakfast, Books for Lunch, and Cookies and Books. She lives in Fairfax, Virginia. Visit her blog at 2happyteachers.blogspot.com
Jia Liu received her MFA in illustration Practice from the Maryland Institute College of Arts in 2016. She is also the illustrator of Terrific Tongues, her debut picture book in the United States, and Bedtime for Beasties. Visit her at jia-liu.com.
This exuberant picture book demonstrates key math concepts to children as ten math-loving chicks make a new friend.
As the Arithmechicks slide down the slide, swing on the swings, and play hide-and-seek, they don’t realize that a lonely mouse is copying them, longing to join in. However, when their basketball becomes stuck, the chicks discover that a two-inch-tall new friend is exactly what they need. In this heartwarming story, there are many ways to add up ten cheerful chicks–but a new friend is what makes them cheer. The book includes a helpful glossary that defines the eight arithmetic strategies the chicks use throughout the story, providing a playful introduction to essential math for young children and their caregivers.