Chirpy the chick makes a new friend who helps her discover how delicious fractions can be in the second book in New York Times bestselling author Nancy Krulik.
After her feats of math and science derring-do, Chirpy is the talk of the coop. So when the chicks face a new problem—Clucky greedily chomping down on all the chow—they turn to their Great Mathemachicken for a solution.
Wandering off to think, she meets Quackers, a very curious duck, who has a lot of his own questions. Unfortunately, Chirpy doesn’t have answers. But she knows the best place to find them—school! So the pair hops on the bus to do some investigation, learning about reading and pizza, tally marks and fractions. And it turns out, fractions are yummy . . . and may be the answer to the chickens’ coop conundrum.
The second book in the Great Mathemachicken chapter book series, combines New York Times bestselling author Nancy Krulik’s trademark humor and clever wordplay with hilarious and lively two-color artwork from the incredibly talented Charlie Alder, to create an engrossing and charming STEM-based adventure that will have young readers clucking for more.
About the Author
Nancy Krulik is the author of more than 200 books for children and young adults, three of them New York Times bestsellers. Her series, including How I Survived Middle School, Katie Kazoo Switcheroo, George Brown, Class Clown, Magic Bone, Project Droid, Princess Pulverizer, and Ms. Frogbottom's Field Trips are beloved around the world.
Nancy lives in Manhattan with her husband, composer Daniel Burwasser. Visit her online at www.realnancykrulik.com.
Charlie Alder has written and illustrated many books for children, including Daredevil Duck and Chicken Break! She lives in Devon, England, with her husband and son. When not drawing chickens, Charlie can be found in her studio drinking coffee, arranging her crayons, and inventing more accidental animal heroes.
Visit her online at www.charliealder.com.
"Krulik succeeds at keeping the math component present without overwhelming the story. The abundant wordplay, and chicken and egg puns throughout the book are amusing. . . . Illustrations are colorful, enjoyable, and complement the text well. . . . An enjoyable early chapter book. . . ."—School Library Journal
"Krulik loads her 10 easily digestible chapters with puns and jokes as well as nuggets of learning. . . ."—Kirkus Reviews