Peg + Cat: The Race Car Problem is the first in a new series based on the Peg + Cat series from PBS kids/Candlewick Entertainment and it's awesome. The book uses Peg and Cat to teach math concepts, but it's also a super clever little book that really makes math fun. My 5 year old daughter (who starts Kindergarten tomorrow) is in love with it. She was pre-disposed to want to read it because she loves Peg & Cat, but the story is fun and keeps moving at a great pace for little ones. It's a perfect read-out-loud story. The illustrations really hold her attention and move along perfectly with the action. Everything is cute and silly and fun and it's still all about math which makes even more awesome. My favorite parts are the fun activities inside the dust jacket (LOVE that- first dust jacket that my children haven't tossed aside on arrival) and the details like the infinity clouds and equation based page numbers- 14 +1=15- which I adore. She loves everything best. Really, I asked her and that's what she said. I love the book, she loves the book, it's a must read for story time or early readers.
Peg + Cat: The Race Car Problem comes from Jennifer Oxley & Billy Aronson and is available on Sept 8th from Candlewick Press. If you'd like a little more race car fun, you can find the Peg + Cat Race Car game here on the PBS site.