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The Chicken Problem

3.88  ·  Rating Details  ·  261 Ratings  ·  63 Reviews
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 ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 25th 2012 by Random House Books for Young Readers
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Dec 04, 2012 Betsy rated it really liked it
I was once in Prospect Park in Brooklyn when I passed a very small child wearing a porkpie hat running as fast as his chubby legs could carry him. Behind him his father yelled out (to little avail), "Pontius! Pontius, slow down!" I mention this because there is a particular Brooklyn aesthetic to a picture book like The Chicken Problem. Consider, if you will, its heroine Peg. Here she is sporting a mighty trendy little outfit replete with striped tights and buckled red boots. Even her name, Peg, ...more
Aug 30, 2012 Kalli rated it liked it
This book has a beautiful layout, and charming illustrations with a story that will have small children laughing. I found it to be funny, but the problem was also resolved much too quickly and without any insight from the main character-just her cat. Cat solved the problem by simply looking around- not by any use of imagination or problem solving skills. Or perhaps that's the message; that the solution to a problem could be right in front of you. Certainly a good message, but I think the author ...more
Rachel Watkins
Oct 04, 2012 Rachel Watkins rated it it was amazing
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I adore this book! What seems to be a simple story about a picnic spoiled by 100 escaped chicks is actually a tale that subtly exposes a young reader to math in everyday settings. The illustrations appear to be drawn on graph paper and even the page numbers are addition problems. Added bonus? A nod to *mindfulness* when the main character, Peg, takes a deep breath and counts down from 5 when she is overwhelmed due to all the fowl.
Jessica Davis
Apr 28, 2015 Jessica Davis rated it it was ok
The book "The Chicken Problem" by Jennifer Oxley & Billy Aronson is a Children's picture book. For Age groups 3-7.

This book is about how they only needed one little chicken instead they ended up with 100 chickens out of chicken coop. They had to find away to get them all back, but the one. I gave this book 2 stars because it started with them counting chickens, but the numbers didn't match up. I think it would end up confusing the children. It had good pictures was a tad bit funny. But still
Sep 29, 2013 babyhippoface rated it liked it
Peg wants to have a picnic with her cat and a pig. I don't know why the pig. But he's kind of cute. Peg also loves to solve problems, which is a good thing, since her cat, Cat, accidentally lets 100 tiny chicks out of their coop. Whoops.

Peg starts problem-solving and picks up 10 chicks. Woo-Hoo! But there are 90 other chickies still dancing around the barnyard. It's craziness. Luckily, there are three handy-dandy wheelbarrows nearby, just the right size for Peg, Cat, and the pig to fill with ch
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