Back of Book:
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.
I received a copy of this picture book from Boyds Mills Press in exchange for an honest review.
I am always searching for picture books that I can incorporate into my math lessons. Arithmechicks is such a terrific story to teach students about addition and grouping. I can see using this book in a variety of whole group lessons. I also love that this story has a second lesson in it about friendship and allowing everyone to join in the game. Ann Marie is an elementary teacher and it shows in her creation of this book. She created a story that will meet math standards and teach children social and emotional skills in the same lesson. The illustrations by Jia Liu are bright and full of color. Readers will fall in love with this story and want to hear it over and over again.
Ages 5 an up