This playful picture book demonstrates key math concepts to children in a merry story featuring the Arithmechicks, ten math-loving chicks.
The Arithmechicks have invited their new friend Mouse for a sleepover. When Mama says it’s time for bed, the clever chicks decide it’s time to prolong the fun. Readers are invited to count and take away during everyone’s favorite game of hide-and-seek–and to find Mouse, who hides in a different place in each illustration–until all settle down for bed in the warm, cozy conclusion. The book includes a helpful glossary that defines the eight arithmetic strategies the chicks use throughout, providing a playful introduction to essential math for young children and their caregivers.
About Arithmechicks Take Away
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.
“(B)right, engaging illustrations… (a)n elementary-school teacher, Stephens offers a lively story and a useful appended page with several different strategies for demonstrating subtraction. This cheerful sequel to Arithmechicks Add Up (2019) has its madcap moments, while creating opportunities for kids to use subtraction skills as they enjoy the playful story.” — Booklist