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Mice Mischief

Math Facts in Action

Caroline Stills, Judith Rossell (Illustrator)


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Ten topsy-turvy 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.

Praise For Mice Mischief: Math Facts in Action

"Young readers will be enchanted by these playful mice and will thoroughly enjoy this fun book that helps with understanding addition."—School Library Journal
"Mixed-media illustrations of cute-as-can-be acrobatic mice are supported by a spare text and a simple equation on each spread, providing an inviting way to introduce basic addition."—The Horn Book
"Ten mice demonstrate the combinations of numbers that can add up to 10 in this cozy picture book . . . It's a clear and focused exploration of the concept, one that doesn't lack for fun thanks to the mice's antics."—Publishers Weekly
"The text works well, setting up the book's structure, while the high-spirited pencil, liquid acrylic, and collage illustrations give it a joyful look and offer plenty of amusing details for kids to discover on their own. A playful introduction to counting, sorting, and sets."—Booklist
A Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year

Holiday House, 9780823429479, 24pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2014

About the Author

Caroline Stills loves to write books for children. She lives in a historic cottage in Australia, surrounded by trees and gardens, much like the one in The House of 12 Bunnies, which she cowrote with her ten-year-old daughter, Sarcia. Her website is

Judith Rossell is a full-time author and illustrator of children's books. She has written two novels and has illustrated fiction and greeting cards, as well as maze, adventure, and puzzle books that have been published all over the world. She lives in Australia.