The Mitten

by Jan Brett

Adapted from a Ukrainian folk tale, this book is a story about a young boy named Nicki who wants a pair of white mittens.  When his grandmother cedes to his request, she admonishes him to keep track of them.  Before long, without noticing, Nicki loses his mitten.  One by one, forest animals make their way inside the mitten, including a fox, a badger and a bear.  Finally, the mitten is strained to its limit, the bear sneezes, and all the animals fly out.  Nicki sees his mitten fly through the air and catches it, mystified why all of a sudden is mitten is all stretched out.

Great for young children studying folk tales.

Horn Book Best Book

Accessed: Augusta County Library

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