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The Mitten 20th Anniversary Edition (edition 2009)

by Jan Brett, Jan Brett (Illustrator)

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The Mitten by Jan Brett


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Jan Brett has such a creative imagination and I love how her books are so full of color. This book is good for teaching children about sharing and to discuss about traditional folklore stories. Recommended for Pre-K to 5th grade children. ( )
  lannersvalerie | Oct 7, 2014 |
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  KMcDonough | Sep 11, 2014 |
Jan Brett is one of my favorite, if not absolute favorite, children's illustrators. One of my favorite parts about this book, is the little side stories that are happening in the border illustrations around the page edges. This would be a wonderful book to read to a classroom in the winter months. It would also be fun to incorporate an illustration/art lesson with the reading of this book.
  JocelynPLang | Jun 8, 2014 |
The story, The Mitten, is about a boy named Nicki who loses his mitten in the snow. As it lays in the snow, several animals discover the mitten and it soon becomes a host for them. This is a very cute book that is perfect to read just for enjoyment. ( )
  natalie.loy | Jun 5, 2014 |
The Mitten is a good book for character development as there are many different characters that we meet in the book. It's also a great book for predictions and what will happen next.
  KayceBivins | Apr 30, 2014 |
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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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