A Children's Event With Cheryl A. Matsen-Nieves
This is going to be so much fun for children ages 3 to six.
Add & Subtract With Hairy Hank is an educational picture book for children written by Cheryl A. Matsen-Nieves and illustrated by Toby Mikle.
Addition and subtraction are abstract concepts that can be very difficult for young children to master. They frequently get nervous and feel overwhelmed by the equations and rules for even these simple arithmetical procedures. Matsen-Nieves and her iconic counting hippo, Hairy Hank, introduce addition and subtraction in a non-threatening and familiar way that makes counting a fun activity rather than a learning experience. Parents and caregivers will automatically know that there is a great deal of learning going on along with the rhyming and playing with jacks, but young readers will get so wrapped up in the jacks, the hippo and the rhythms, that they'll not even notice that they're mastering some difficult concepts for children their age. Toby Mikle's illustrations are brightly colored and cheerful, and they make it virtually impossible to resist following those dancing jacks with your own eyes and beginning to count them for yourself.
The main character, Hairy Hank, is a hippo, who teaches us how to count by playing with a ball and jacks. Musical rhyming words and the dancing ball and jacks add to the fun. Hairy Hank makes addition and subtraction an easy game to master and ideal for ages 3 to 6. Educational combined with imagination and play.
Fun activities and a little surprise for every child who purchases a book.