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The Mitten (edition 1989)

by Jan Brett

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Title:The Mitten
Authors:Jan Brett
Info:Putnam Juvenile (1989), Edition: REI/CAS, Hardcover, 32 pages
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Tags:Children's Literature, Picture Book, Folktale, Animals

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The Mitten by Jan Brett

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The illustrations are beautifully done to honor the Ukrainian culture. This is a beautiful tale for a winter theme. I use it to teach sequencing, compare and contrast different versions, and discuss friendship. ( )
  nkoffler | Nov 30, 2016 |
This beloved story follows a lonely mitten has several woodland animals try to crawl inside it. The book features beautiful pictures and a relatively easy to recognize pattern that makes it great and a nagging for younger learners. The pattern compined with the side picture panels make this an excellent text to begin introducing and teaching the idea of making predictions

Genre: folktale

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-read aloud
-lesson on making predictions
-jan brett unit
  asukonik | Nov 15, 2016 |
This is a classic read for any classroom when it is getting close to Christmas. Brett tells the story of a lost mitten that becomes home to many different animals. The book has an interesting layout that is only seen in a few books that I know of. ( )
  MaryHannahSwan | Nov 10, 2016 |
This is a really adorable book, I think the younger children would love this book. This book could teach them responsibility,the pictures in the book are great clues as to what is going to happen next in the book. ( )
  apd105 | Nov 10, 2016 |
I love illustrations by Jan Brett. You can sit forever looking at the pages and still never see everything. It makes reading her books more enjoyable each time. It is very clever how Jan uses the edges of each page to preview what will happen next, or what is happening currently, but behind the scenes. The story is cute with a lesson in responsibility. ( )
  Chafkins | Nov 6, 2016 |
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A Ukrainian boy named Nicki wants his grandmother Baba to knit snow-white mittens for him. She warns her grandson that a white mitten will be hard to find if he loses it in the snow, but of course he promptly does just that! What happens next is the surprising part, as a mole takes refuge in the lost mitten, then a rabbit, then a hedgehog, an owl, a badger, and a fox. If you think the mitten might be a wee bit stretched out at this point, just wait: "Then a big bear sniffed at the mitten. The animals were packed in tight, but the bear didn't care. He crawled in anyway." When a tiny mouse squeezes in, her whiskers tickle the bear's nose. He sneezes, and "Aaaaa-aaaaa-ca-chew!" all the animals fly out of their crocheted cave. As the mitten sails through the air, Nicki spots it, reclaims it, and takes it home to show his smiling Baba.

Jan Brett is the illustrator of many well-known folktales, fairy tales, and poems, such as Goldilocks and the Three Bears and The Owl and the Pussycat, by Edward Lear. Her special signature in her detailed artwork is the intricate borders, seen in this book as birch-bark panels with embroidered details and mitten-shaped vignettes offering additional insights into the story line. Brett is at her best when she illustrates animals, and the expressions on the faces of her creatures are a delight. She carefully researched the costumes, furniture, and house in this traditional Ukrainian tale--all are authentic. A fine story to read on a frosty night with a cup of hot chocolate, and if you ever get your fill of The Mitten, you can always try its delightfully original companion book, The Hat, winner of the 1998 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. (Ages 4 to 8)

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Several animals sleep snugly in Nicki's lost mitten until the bear sneezes.

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