“The Chicken Problem” by Jennifer Oxley and Billy Aronson Review & Giveaway!!!

I don’t know who is more excited to get children’s review books in the mail; me or the kids.  We just can’t wait to all sit together and read it and as much as I love my Kindle app on my iPad I still love to read a “real” book to my children.  We recently received The Chicken Problem and we read it through 2 times right in a row it was so good.  It is about a little girl named Peg who likes to solve problems and she also loves pie.  One day her Cat and a pig from the farm set out to have a pie picnic in the sun.  Everything was perfect; Peg had a piece of pie just her size, Cat had a piece of pie just his size and Pig had a piece of pie just his size.   There was just one problem there was a little piece of pie that had no one next to Cat.  Peg didn’t like that so Cat went and brought back a tiny little chick from the chicken coop to have a piece of pie with them.  Everything would have been perfect but Cat left the door to the chicken coop open and now there were 100 chickens dancing, doing flips, doing the chicken dance and just making Peg freak out.  So Cat comes to the rescue again and finds the perfect way to get them all back and for them to finally have their pie picnic with just one tiny chick.  If you are looking for a great book to share with your little ones, The Chicken Problem by Jennifer Oxley and Bily Aronson will not disappoint.


 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 Cat to use their math skills to help solve their poultry predicament.
About the Authors:

BILLY ARONSON’S plays have been produced frequently by Ensemble Studio Theatre and published in five volumes of Best American Short Plays. His writing for the musical theater includes the original concept and additional lyrics for Rent, and the book for the Theatreworks USA musical Click Clack Moo. His TV writing includes scripts for MTV’sBeavis & Butt-head, Cartoon Network’s Courage the Cowardly Dog, Sesame Workshop’s Bert and Ernie’s Great Adventures, and Nickelodeon’s The Wonder Pets!, for which he was head writer and won an Emmy Award. He is presently working with artist Jennifer Oxley to turn Peg and Cat into a television show. Billy lives in Brooklyn with his wife Lisa Vogel and their offspring, Jake and Anna.

JENNIFER OXLEY was born in Hollywood, California, and made her first film at the age of seven. She’s the recipient of an Emmy Award for her role as director on Nick Jr.’s Little Bill. Most recently she created the look and animation style for the award-winning television series The Wonder Pets! Jennifer has directed over 15 short films that have been screened at festivals around the world. Her most recent film, The Music Box was just acquired by the Museum of Modern Art for their permanent children’s film collection. Jennifer lives and works in New York City as an independent filmmaker and artist. She’s currently creating a television series with writer Billy Aronson for PBS Kids.

The Giveaway:
Random House is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings.  One lucky blog reader will win their own copy of The Chicken Problem.  Thank you Random House for this entertaining giveaway on Mommy Ramblings.  Open to US residents.
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14 Responses to “The Chicken Problem” by Jennifer Oxley and Billy Aronson Review & Giveaway!!!

  1. Carl

    I’ve been a big fan of this author for a long time so I’ll pick Kurt Vonnegut by Kurt Vonnegut, edited by Dan Wakefield. Thanks.

  2. Margot C

    We love Richard Scarry. I would love to find his ‘Biggest, Busiest Storybook Ever’ book.

  3. Janet W.

    I really like the book “Let’s Play in the Snow: A Guess How Much I Love You Storybook”.

  4. Wendy W.

    My son would love “Magic Tree House #1: Dinosaurs Before Dark”!!

  5. Melissa

    I like A Princess Halloween

  6. Casey

    The Magic Tree House looks good

  7. Jessica Cintron

    One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss

  8. Audra Weathers

    My daughter would also enjoy The Berenstain Bears’ Trouble with Pets book.

  9. Rochelle Sindelar

    My kids would like “Guinness World Records 2012”

  10. Kimberly Schotz

    I like A Home for Bunny

  11. Ammaka

    I like “The City of Ember”. It’s a good book.

  12. Heather Collins

    A Christmas Carole by Charles Dickens!

  13. Gianna

    Lidia’s Favorite Recipes.

  14. Christine

    I like the Rod The Autobiography.
    Thanks for the chance!

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