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A new young chapter book series about a chicken who loves math, science, and learning new things--by New York Times bestselling author Nancy Krulik for fans of Unlimited Squirrel and Bumble and Bee.
Chirpy is a young chicken stuck in the family coop. But she's not like the other chickens who just sit around peck peck pecking all day. She's intrigued by the children who come home from a place called school. They always look so happy! (Well, most days.)
So Chirpy sneaks onto the bus one morning, hides in the classroom . . . and discovers a true love of math. When she shares what she's learned with the other chickens, they think she's one kernel short of a cob.
Even so, Chirpy is determined to find a formula for fowl success by pecking away. But when a hungry fox tries to attack the coop, can she find the equation for a simple solution?
With lively two-color art throughout and a fun hands-on simple machine activity, this eggs-ellent hilarious young chapter book series starter is a Grade-A pick for emerging readers to get them eggs-ited about science and math.
In 11 chapters, this smart, sprightly chapter book series starter stars a chick named Chirpy, whose number-patterned bow is an immediate tip-off that the coop can't contain her STEM curiosity. Interested in why things fall and frustrated with her less intellectually rigorous friends, she stows away on a school bus and spends the day in the classroom of Mrs. Zoober, who's teaching how simple machines leverage the power of gravity. This knowledge comes in handy when Chirpy returns home (they don't serve chicken feed in the school lunchroom) and discovers that sibling Clucky may be in the clutches of a hungry fox. Rallying her fearful family and friends ("You can't all be scared," Chirpy tells her trembling family; "Why do you think they call us chickens?" is the reply), she builds a fox trap that's equal parts engineering science and Rube Goldberg machine. Short, dialogue-driven paragraphs by Krulik (the Princess Pulverizer series) are peppered with "eggs-tra" humor and chicken wordplay (one of Chirpy's mother's friends is named Princess Lay-a), while Alder's (Doggo and Pupper) cartoon spot illustrations, rendered in tones of yellow, gray, and black, provide plenty of visual characterization. Ages 5 8. Author's)