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Mice Mischief
Math Facts in Action
by Caroline Stills
Judith Rossell, Illustrator

Trade Binding | 24 pages | 9 5/8 x 9 5/8 | US$ 16.95
ISBN: 9780823429479 | 01-01-2014

Also available as an ebook.

Grade: KINDERGARTEN | Age: 3 to 6

Themes: Counting, Computation, Humor
Recommendations: A, C, K, PW, SLJ

CCSS Codes:
L.K.1, 4-6
RF.K.1, 3, 4
K.CC.B.4, B.5
RL.K.1, 4-7, 10
K.OA.A.1, A.2, A.3, A.4

About the Book
Ten topsy-turvy circus mice teach simple addition in this charming math picture book.

Each spread features an equation showing one way to add up to ten, while the acrobatic mice split into two groups representing the numbers in the sum. 9 mice tidy. 1 mouse somersaults. 9 + 1 = 10. Some mice mop and scrub, while others spin and clown around. 8 mice cook. 2 mice juggle. 8 + 2 = 10. Look out as they swing and tumble! 7 mice wash. 3 mice spin. 7 + 3 = 10. All the mice are busy as they act out different ways to make the same sum.


“Young readers will be enchanted by these playful mice and will thoroughly enjoy this fun book that helps with understanding addition.”"—School Library Journal

“This brightly illustrated picture book is a winning combination of basic mathematics and high spirits.”"—Booklist

Classroom Discussion Questions with CCSS:

1. How can you figure out a word that you do not know in a book? What does the word "mischief" mean? (playful desire to cause trouble) What are other words that mean the same thing? RL.K-1.4 / L.K-1.5
2. Who are the author and illustrator of Mice Mischief? What is the role of the author and illustrator in telling the story? What do the pictures tell you about what is happening? Give an example of a picture in the book that helps you understand the story. RL.K-1.6, 7
3. Why do you think Caroline Stills chose this title? Give examples of mice mischief from the book. RL.K-1.1, 2, 3
4. How many mice characters are in the story? Write all the ways you can get to ten using a number sentence. Draw your own picture that shows characters adding up to 10. CCSS.Math.Content.K.CC.A.3 / K.CC.B.5 / K.OA.A.1, 2, 3, 4