The Mitten

The Mitten

A Ukrainian Folktale

Book - 1989
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The bestselling modern classic, in a sturdy board book edition perfect for little hands.

When Nicki drops his white mitten in the snow, he goes on without realizing that it is missing.

One by one, woodland animals find it and crawl in; first, a curious mole, then a rabbit, a badger and others, each one larger than the last. Finally, a big brown bear is followed in by a tiny brown mouse and what happens next makes for a wonderfully funny climax.

As the story of the animals in the mitten unfolds, the reader can see Nicki in the borders of each page, walking through the woods unaware of what is going on.

In her distinctive style, Jan Brett brings the animals to life with warmth and humor, and her illustrations are full of visual delights and details faithful to the Ukrainian tradition from which the story comes.

"Grandmother knits snow-white mittens that Nikki takes on an adventure. Readers will enjoy the charm and humor in the portrayal of the animals as they make room for each newcomer in the mitten and sprawl in the snow after the big sneeze."
-The Horn Book
Publisher: New York : Putnam, c1989
Edition: 20th anniversary ed
ISBN: 9780399231094
9780399252969
9780590440158
0590440152
Branch Call Number: BRE
Characteristics: unpaged

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migabi Jan 17, 2017

Interactive and playful. Recommended.

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atate
Feb 16, 2014

My 4 year olds loved this book. It is a lovely, somewhat silly story and give the kids clues as to what will happen next.

KRockstar10 Feb 06, 2014

Love this story and the accompanying illustrations. The side panels that show Nicki traversing through the winter wonderland, unaware of what is happening with his lovely mitten, are funny and add a nice depth to the story.

forbesrachel Dec 13, 2012

Well-written, well-drawn, and with a very cute story, this is one fable for everyone to read. The boarder patterns and pictures, add that little extra something to this particular copy, for they show what they boy is up to, while giving a sneak peak to the next animal. The animals while realistically drawn, have some very expressive facial features. Details of the stretching mitten, make this seemingly impossible action look real.

RockTheBooks Jan 05, 2012

A great folktale to read to your kids on a cold winter's day. A snow white mitten, lovingly stitched by Nicki's grandmother, becomes a winter refuge for various animals in the forest.

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awake88
Jul 05, 2009

By Jan Brett good book for grade two jan brett study

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