Ten Eggs in a Nest


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Random House Books for Young Readers 2014
Mathematics Curriculum

Gwen the Hen is settling into her nest of eggs. She is so excited that she is going to be a mother. Her eggs will hatch and she will have all these little chicks to care for.

Red Rooster is excited too because he is going to be a father. He stops by the nest and asks Gwen, "How many eggs did you lay today?" But, Gwen won't tell him because she says it is bad luck to count your eggs before they hatch.

Then, one egg hatches. Red Rooster is so excited. He races to the store to buy a worm from Pinky Pig. Then he races back to give the worm to the chick. But when he arrives, it turns out there are more chicks hatching.

This is a fast-paced, hilariously fun story of a rooster on the run. Can Red Rooster get enough worms to feed all of his chicks? First, he will need to count them and that means adding up chicks. Great way to show young mathematicians the value of knowing their numbers and their addition facts.

978-0449810829 Ages 4-7 48 pages

Recommended by: Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com


Beginning readers can count to ten—and add—while they learn to read with P.J. Funnybunny author Marilyn Sadler's latest, funniest Bright and Early Book! Gwen the hen has laid her eggs, but just how many is anyone's guess. For now, she's quite content to sit and wait for them to hatch. Red Rooster, however, is too excited to wait. As soon as one egg hatches, he struts over to Worm World and buys ONE worm for his ONE new baby chick. Alas, Red returns to find that not ONE new baby chick, but TWO baby chicks have now hatched, requiring a return trip to Worm World. The hijinks continue back and forth until ten eggs have hatched, Red Rooster is ready to plotz, and young readers have learned a thing or two about ONE: counting to ten; TWO: simple addition; THREE: buying and selling; and FOUR: chickens and eggs! With stylized illustrations by Michael Fleming reminiscent of classic Beginner Books, this is a perfect choice for parents looking to teach reading and math to their own little chicks!---from the publisher

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