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The Mitten (edition 1996)

by Jan Brett

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Title:The Mitten
Authors:Jan Brett
Info:Putnam Juvenile (1996), Board book, 36 pages
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I would use this story to to teach my students retelling of a story, sequencing, and predicting. My students would like this book because there is an entire journey to go into while reading the story with dramatic suspense. ( )
  hollyegirard | Nov 29, 2014 |
I liked this book, but didn’t love it. The pictures are really detailed and fun, and the text is rhythmic and fun to keep the reader engaged. I don’t think this book makes the reader think about anything, but is a fun way to get involved and enjoy reading. All of the different animals keep the plot flowing, but the characters aren’t developed very far. Overall, I thought this book was pretty good. ( )
  tburfe1 | Nov 11, 2014 |
Another seasons book that talks about Winter and the a cold Christmas theme, After a red mitten appears in the forest all the animals are unsure what to think about it. They fiddle around with the mitten even crawling inside of it! The mitten keeps on stretching even to fit a bear!! This book is great to incorporate into the classroom by having kids draw their own mitten and then writing a small story about it on the back!!
  Jclark5 | Nov 3, 2014 |
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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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 039921920X, Hardcover)

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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