Arithmechicks Take Away: A Math Story (Hardcover)

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By Ann Marie Stephens, Jia Liu (Illustrator)
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This playful picture book demonstrates key math concepts to children in a merry story featuring the Arithmechicks, ten math-loving chicks.

The Arithmechicks have invited their new friend Mouse for a sleepover. When Mama says it's time for bed, the clever chicks decide it's time to prolong the fun. Readers are invited to count and take away during everyone's favorite game of hide-and-seek--and to find Mouse, who hides in a different place in each illustration--until all settle down for bed in the warm, cozy conclusion. The book includes a helpful glossary that defines the eight arithmetic strategies the chicks use throughout, providing a playful introduction to essential math for young children and their caregivers.

About the Author

Ann Marie Stephens is the author of several picture books and has been an elementary teacher for over 28 years. 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

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.

Praise For…

"(B)right, engaging illustrations... (a)n elementary-school teacher, Stephens offers a lively story and a useful appended page with several different strategies for demonstrating subtraction. This cheerful sequel to Arithmechicks Add Up (2019) has its madcap moments, while creating opportunities for kids to use subtraction skills as they enjoy the playful story." -- Booklist
Product Details
ISBN: 9781629798080
ISBN-10: 1629798088
Publisher: Boyds Mills Press
Publication Date: September 8th, 2020
Pages: 32