Pigs Will Be Pigs: Fun with Math and Money

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Pigs Will Be Pigs: Fun With Math and Money by Amy Axelrod.

This is the first story in a series of books called Pigs Will Be Pigs.

Amy Axelrod wrote these stories as a way to make math more fun and engage children by showing them that math is all around them. She uses real life situations in her stories that children will relate to.

She refers to the Pig Family Moto which is:

Math + Reading = Fun!

Pigs Will Be Pigs: Fun With Math and Money is a fun little story about a family of pigs who would like to go out to dinner but they don't have any cash.

The pigs decide to rummage through their house looking for money. With cute illustrations by Sharon McGinley-Nally, the reader is engaged as she goes along with the pig family on a colorful hunt, finding lots of money and making lots of messes along the way!

Axelrod does a great job identifying the different bills and coins the pigs find, allowing the reader to count along with them. 

Once the pigs arrive at the restaurant, the reader is allowed to look at the menu and see the items offered and their prices.

The end of the story asks the reader to add up the amount of money found and tally up the bill at the restaurant. 

My son and I had a great time deciding what we would have ordered and figuring out how much money we would have had left over.

Although this book was written for children between the ages of 4-9, as an adult, I still found it appealing. It could be a great way to introduce money to a young child or reinforce math skills to an older child.

This is a great little story to get your children adding and subtracting while reading and having a lot of fun!!!!!!

We are now big fans of the Pig Family Moto!!!!!

Math + Reading = Fun!

For more books in the Pigs Will Be Pigs series, check out http://search.simonandschuster.com/_/N-/Ntt-amy%20axelrod