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Publisher Comments:

Full of humor, refreshingly original characters, and math problems that young readers will be clamoring to help solve, The Chicken Problem is an ideal addition to the home or classroom. 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-a-muck, it's up to Peg and Cat to use their math skills to help solve their poultry predicament.

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.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

BILLY ARONSON'S plays have been produced frequently by Ensemble Studio Theatre and published in five volumes of Best American Short Plays. His writing for the musical theater includes the original concept and additional lyrics for Rent, and the book for the Theatreworks USA musical Click Clack Moo. His TV writing includes scripts for MTV's Beavis & Butt-head, Cartoon Network's Courage the Cowardly Dog, Sesame Workshop's Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures, and Nickelodeon's The Wonder Pets!, for which he was head writer and won an Emmy Award. He is presently working with artist Jennifer Oxley to turn Peg and Cat into a television show. Billy lives in Brooklyn with his wife Lisa Vogel and their offspring, Jake and Anna.

JENNIFER OXLEY was born in Hollywood, California, and made her first film at the age of seven. She's the recipient of an Emmy Award for her role as director on Nick Jr.'s Little Bill. Most recently she created the look and animation style for the award-winning television series The Wonder Pets! Jennifer has directed over 15 short films that have been screened at festivals around the world. Her most recent film, The Music Box was just acquired by the Museum of Modern Art for their permanent children's film collection. Jennifer lives and works in New York City as an independent filmmaker and artist. She's currently creating a television series with writer Billy Aronson for PBS Kids.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375869891
Author:
Oxley, Jennifer
Publisher:
Random House Books for Young Readers
Author:
Aronson, Billy
Subject:
Children s Animals-Animal Stories-Waterfowl
Subject:
Children s-General
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20120931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 1
Language:
English
Illustrations:
FULL COLOR
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
11.27 x 8.82 x 0.34 in 0.82 lb
Age Level:
from 3 up to 6

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Product details 32 pages Random House Books for Young Readers - English 9780375869891 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "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.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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