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Jan Brett is the illustrator of many well-known folktales, fairy tales, and poems, such as Goldilocks and the Three Bears and The Owl and the Pussycat, by Edward Lear. Her special signature in her detailed artwork is the intricate borders, seen in this book as birch-bark panels with embroidered details and mitten-shaped vignettes offering additional insights into the story line. Brett is at her best when she illustrates animals, and the expressions on the faces of her creatures are a delight. She carefully researched the costumes, furniture, and house in this traditional Ukrainian tale--all are authentic. A fine story to read on a frosty night with a cup of hot chocolate, and if you ever get your fill of The Mitten, you can always try its delightfully original companion book, The Hat, winner of the 1998 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. (Ages 4 to 8)
The illustrations are awesome, and the ending is cute. A nice and easy, lightweight, charming story.Published 2 months ago by Angela B.
Awesome story line. Children get involved with the animals going into the mitten. naming the animals and counting them
If you know a child who loves animals buy this book. Everyone cuddles together and gets along. This book is about a lost mitten but it really is a home for animals. Read morePublished on Aug. 5 2011 by toby
In the deep Ukrainian wintertime, very little stirs.
But some are still awake in the snow - rabbits and foxes and bears. Read more
My 16-month old son loves many different books, however this is not one of them. Every time I try to read it to him I get to about the third page and he's had enough, jumps off my... Read morePublished on Jan. 27 2005
This is a small handy for the car sort of book. The story is short and a pleasure to read as it reviews the names of different animals found in the forest. Read morePublished on July 7 2004 by Rocknrollmommy
This is another great retelling by Jan Brett. I read this book to my second grade class every year. Read morePublished on March 16 2004 by ardnam
My 18-month-old sons love this book. I have to read this one to them over and over ~~ they love the bright colorful pictures. They love hearing about the animals. Read morePublished on Feb. 4 2004 by RBoyd