This playful picture book demonstrates the concept of fractions in a story featuring the Arithmechicks, 10 math-loving chicks.
Join the Arithmechicks and Mouse as they head off to the fair! These chicks can’t wait to enjoy the roller coaster, bumper cars, games, and delicious snacks; meanwhile Mouse is determined to sink the rooster at the dunk tank. As the Arithmechicks explore the fair, they find ways to show how fractions work in the world. But when one chick doesn’t get to select an activity, the day doesn’t go according to plan until the chicks decide they all need to play fair. This book includes a helpful glossary with further information about fractions, while the story provides an exuberant introduction to essential math for young children and their caregivers.
About the Author
Ann Marie Stephens has been an elementary teacher for 30 years and is the author of 8 picture books. She was a contributing writer for Kwame Alexander’s The Write Thing, a co-writer for Trait Crate Plus for grades 3 and 5, and has had dozens of original ideas published in Instructor and The Mailbox magazines. She blogs for teachers at 2happyteachers.blogspot.com. You can find her on Facebook, Ann Marie Stephens (AMStephensAuthor), and on Instagram and Twitter @AMStephens.
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 as well as the Arithmechicks series. Illustrator website: jia-liu.com.