Cover image for The mitten
Title:
The mitten
Author:
Brett, Jan, 1949-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
[New Rochelle, New York] : Spoken Arts, [1999]

â„—1999
Physical Description:
1 audiocassette (7 min.) : 1 7/8 ips + 1 book ([32] pages : color illustrations ; 22 x 27 cm)
Summary:
Several animals sleep snugly in Nicki's lost mitten until the bear sneezes.
General Note:
With and without page turn signals.

Book published by G.P. Putnam's Sons.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
800 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.9 0.5 6131.

Reading Counts RC K-2 3.2 1 Quiz: 07751 Guided reading level: M.
ISBN:
9780399219207
Format :
Sound Cassette

Sound Recording

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Summary

Summary

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 boarders of each page, walking through the woods unaware of what is going on.

Once again Jan Brett has created a dramatic and beautiful picture book in her distinctive style. She 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.


Author Notes

Bestselling children's book author and illustrator Jan Brett was born on December 1, 1949. She decided to be an illustrator when she was a child and is known for her detailed and carefully-researched work.

Brett grew up in New England and attended the Boston Museum School. Her books have received much acclaim by publications including Newsweek, The New Yorker, Parents magazine, Redbook, and Publishers Weekly. In 2005 Brett earned the Boston Public Library's Lifetime Achievement Award. Her book Three Little Dassies was published in 2010 and made the New York Times bestseller list. Other of her works that have made the New York Times best seller list are: Home for Christmas 2011, Mossy 2012, Cinders: A Chicken Cinderella., 2014 The Animal's Santa.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Ages 3-6. Framed by birch-bark panels, Brett's highly textured illustrations enrich the Ukrainian folktale about numerous animals that invade a boy's lost mitten.


Publisher's Weekly Review

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 is out, he drops one and some animals promptly move into its snug wool interior. First comes a mole, then a rabbit, a hedgehog, an owl, a badger, a fox, a bear and, finally, a mouse. That mouse tickles the bear's nose and he sneezes, dislodging all of the animals at once. Nicki finds his mitten, and takes it home, but Baba is left to wonder about how it became so enormously stretched out. Brett's magnificent paintings feature her usual array of folk details, and this time, intricate knitting tracks, ornate embroidery, the crusty, peeling texture of the birch bark borders and the exquisite patterns found in Baba's homey rooms. Readers will sit back, suspend belief and welcome this tall tale from the Ukrainian tradition. Ages 4-8. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 3-By Jan Brett. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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