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This description may be from another edition of this product. A tall tale from the Ukrainian tradition. Baba, Nicki s grandmother, knits pure white mittens for him, even though she is afraid that he will lose them in the snow. Sure enough, the first time Nicki...

Customer Reviews

8 ratings

Lovely book

This book lends itself to the board book format. The condition was excellent.

Lovely story and beautifully illustrated

What I like most about Jan Brett is her illustrations. Not only does the words tell a story, but the pictures depict more detail about the story; almost like what is going on behind the scenes. It's a great book for children and adults alike.

Beautiful book! A must have for every child!!!

We love it and it’s in perfect condition! We are very happy!!!

A Great Book

This is another great retelling by Jan Brett. I read this book to my second grade class every year. You can download a mitten and the animals from the story at Jan Brett's web site. After I read this delightful story to my class, the children color the animals and cut them out along with the mitten. I read the story again and they act it out with their animals. They take the mitten and animals home to do a retelling with their families. The children absolutely love this story and the activities.

Excellent picture book version of Ukrainian tale

This tale is a simple tale in which animals squeeze into a new white mitten knitted by Niki's grandmother who protested that white mittens would get lost in the snow. Each animal intimidates the animals already in the mitten - mole, rabbit, hedgehog, owl, badger, fox, bear and mouse. A final sneeze lands the mitten back in Niki's hands. While this is also an excellent tale for telling, the illustrations are so precisely right for the text that it would be a shame to miss them.

Wonderfully Illustrated Whimsical Tale

Currently my children's favorite book, The Mitten scores on several levels. First, the art is wonderful. Seven or eight animals are pictured in the book (and very well drawn) which makes it a visual feast. Each two page spread also includes two smaller "summary" and "foreshadowing" pictures that relate to the previous and following page. It makes for a spread that has a lot of possibilities for young pre-readers in terms of connecting the story and describing what each character has done and will be doing. The tale itself is whimsical and amuses the pre-school set. A fine children's book.

Gorgeous illustrations

My one-year old loves this book. The picture of the mouse joining the other animals in the mitten never fails to crack him up. This is his favorite book to "read" to himself and I can understand why - the illustrations are lively, and funny, and the pages are packed with detail.

This book is an excellent choice for kids of all ages!!

As a kindergarten teacher, I am always on the lookout for ways to encorporate literature into my everyday lessons. Jan Brett's The Mitten is a must for the first day of winter. The children love the illustrations and guessing how many animals will fit into the mitten. They "read" the book to each other long after the lesson is over. The class also publishes their own book about what could fit in their mitten. The Mitten is a delightful story with predictability and loveable animal characters.
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