I love the last picture! It is also funny because Baba thinks that Nicki had kept track of the little white mitten the entire time, but really it had been lost. Reading this Folktale book as a child was delightful for me. As a child, Jan Brett decided to be an illustrator and spent many hours reading and drawing. The story line is very simple, but very fitting for young children. My kids loved the book!

What do you call yours? Items we are coveting. First comes a mole, then a rabbit, a hedgehog, an owl, a badger, a fox, a bear and, finally, a mouse. This is a great story about animals and what could happen if you lose your things. How many total legs are there? 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.

Play Bingo made with the characters of the story. This is the first Jan Brett book I ever read, and not only did I enjoy the story, but the illustrations absolutely captivated me.

Fun with Books: The Mitten by Jan Brett

I have the kids act out the story by pretending that the storytime quilt is the mitten, and having all the kids get under it. The story is a good one and the illustrations fit it so well. Published October 5th by G. Return to top of page.

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He returns home and his grandmother checks for his mittens. When Nicki drops his white mitten in the snow, he goes on without realizing that it is missing. Finally, a big brown bear is followed in by a tiny brown mouse and what happens next makes for a wonderfully funny climax. It was a great story they said. It was super neat how the sides of each page foreshadows the next animal to enter the mitten, as well as shows Nicki’s search for his white mitten each side of the page has a mitten where it shows these two things.


And if there’s no child available, well then read it to the child in you! Looking for More Great Reads?

Feb 24, Noah Rucks rated it really liked it. What happened at the send of the story? View all 3 comments.

The Mitten

But, hey, it is a folktale, right? Synoosis example, for each new animal that craws into the mitten there is an illustration of the new animal and an illustration that shows all animals in the mitten at that time. Oct 30, Caroline Downer rated it really liked it Shelves: January 10, at When Nicki drops his white mitten in the snow, he goes on without realizing that it is missing. A young boy has lost his mitten and several animals try to take cover in it.

This is a good example synipsis using your creativity and education to enhance your mothering and homemaking. It’s cute and funny and the ending is perfect! Jul 24, Jamie Therriault rated it really liked it Shelves: Oct 05, 36 Pages Baby-3 Buy.

That yummy, sweet, crunchy, ooey-gooey treat that has made many a childhood memory. WorldCat is the world’s largest library catalog, helping you find library materials online.

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Search WorldCat Find items in libraries near you. An exaggerated stomp through fantasyland, to be sure, but brightly funny.


The Synopsiz A Ukranian Folktake. We are experiencing technical difficulties. New product introductions and a few classics. This morning while walking my dog I temporarily lost one of my mittens. Tonight both kids were interested in the book.

Solid story with beautiful illustrations, though not quite as good as The Hat. See 2 questions about The Mitten…. Best Books for Children, 6th ed. Dec 14, Nancy Kotkin rated it really liked it Shelves: This book is also a good text to use when teaching winter themes.

However, my minor quibbles that there is no list of specific tale sources and titles quite notwithstanding, both textually and illustratively, The Mitten is indeed truly magical, sweetly entertaining and yes, even gently humorous with a rabbit, a mole, a European hedgehog, an owl, a badger, a fox and a bear sharing the warmth of young Nicki’s lost white mitten, stretching and restretching it, until finally a diminutive mouse makes the bear sneeze, dislodging all of the animals in one twirling swoop.

Baba is worried that Nicki will lose his mittens in the snow.

This would make a fun read aloud for groups of children or one to one. First comes a mole, then a rabbit, a hedgehog, an owl, a badger, a fox, a bear and, finally, a mouse.

That is how my past teachers taught us from this book.