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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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The Mitten by Jan Brett

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a boy's grandmother makes him a mitten, he loses the mitten outside in the white snow, all sorts of animals gather into the mitten to stay warm but eventually the mitten pops, sending all the animals away. the boy finds his mitten and returns home.
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  TUCC | Aug 16, 2016 |
This is one of my very favorite stories to read in the winter. It does not have a Christmas theme but the setting is in a snowy forest.
  knoelle27 | Aug 12, 2016 |
In this traditional Literature story a child has dropped his white mitten in the snow, making it difficult to find against the backdrop. The animals who are cold in the snow start to huddle inside of the mitten to warm up and protect themselves from the elements. The animals eventually become too many for the mitten to hold and the owner is reunited with his mitten again.

This was a cute story that triggered many emotional responses. Fear for the child who lost the mitten, sadness for the cold animals, and laughter at all of the animals squeezing in.

This story could be used in a class exercise by having the children decorate mittens and seeing how many pre-cut animals they could fit into them. Children could also discuss the snow and what other things besides mittens could keep us safe and warm when we are in it. ( )
  erinowens217 | Jul 6, 2016 |
A great book for kids learning to read ( )
  Shadow494 | Jun 20, 2016 |
Just 2 stars for the text - 5 for the pictures. I didn't like how each larger critter intimidated the others into making room - other versions are kinder. ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 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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