The Sing High, Sing Crow (Great Mathemachicken #3)

by Nancy Krulik (Author) Charlie Alder (Illustrator)

Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade
Chirpy the chick learns that music is math, and songs can solve noisy problems in the third book in the Great Mathemachicken series, written by New York Times bestselling author Nancy Krulik and illustrated by Charlie Alder.

Chirpy the chicken is not feeling very chipper when a group of birds calling themselves the Crow Family Band keeps the coop awake with their loud singing. She’s supposed to be the Great Mathemachicken, but math can’t solve their sleep problems. Or can it?

At school, Chirpy and Quackers are singing a new tune as they take a trip to the music classroom. There, they learn about musical notes, which seem to work an awful lot like fractions.

And when she sees how Mrs. Zoober’s students, singing high and low, together make one wonderful tune, she gets a egg-stra good idea how the chickens might join forces . . . and even add some feathered new friends to the mix, to make something truly special.

The third book in the Great Mathemachicken chapter book series, combines New York Times bestselling author Nancy Krulik’s trademark humor and clever wordplay with hilarious and lively two-color artwork from the incredibly talented Charlie Alder, to create an engrossing and charming STEAM-based adventure that will have young readers clucking for more.
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Kirkus Reviews

Conflict resolution in the farmyard, with musical notes and a few sly yolks.

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"Clever puns and endearing characters. . ."—Kirkus Reviews
Nancy Krulik
Nancy Krulik is the author of more than 200 books for children and young adults, three of them New York Times bestsellers. Her series, including How I Survived Middle School, Katie Kazoo Switcheroo, George Brown, Class Clown, Magic Bone, Project Droid, Princess Pulverizer, and Ms. Frogbottom's Field Trips, are beloved around the world.

Nancy lives in Manhattan with her husband, composer Daniel Burwasser. Visit her online at

Charlie Alder has written and illustrated many books for children, including Daredevil Duck and Chicken Break! She lives in Devon, England, with her husband and son. When not drawing chickens, Charlie can be found in her studio drinking coffee, arranging her crayons, and inventing more accidental animal heroes.

Visit her online at
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Guided Reading Level
Publication date
April 20, 2024
The Great Mathemachicken
BISAC categories
JUV019000 - Juvenile Fiction | Humorous Stories
JUV002090 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Farm Animals
JUV044000 - Juvenile Fiction | Readers | Intermediate
JUV072000 - Juvenile Fiction | Mathematics
Library of Congress categories
Problem solving
Animal fiction

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