The Mitten

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Scholastic Press, Oct 1, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
23 Reviews
When a little boy loses a mitten in the snow, a passing squirrel finds it's the perfect place to warm his icy toes. So he sqe-e-e-e-zes inside. But he's not the only animal with that idea. How many animals can fit inside a little boy's mitten?

Aylesworth's rollicking rhyming refrains and McClintock's delightfully expressive characters are sure to make this book everychild's storytime favorite.

(Sample of text)

"'Br-r-r-r-r-rrrr!' said the squirrel.

'My toes are cold as ice!

This mitten looks so cozy,

and warm toes would feel so nice!'"

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User Review  - Mary Jo - Goodreads

I chose The Mitten, a folktale which was retold by Jim Aylesworth, for my folklore story. It received a silver Parent's Choice Award, and is listed as a Hornbook Fanfare Book for 2009. I believe this ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ecl Storytellers - Goodreads

This is a great story for toddlers when CONDENSED. I summarized the plot and used some of the repetitions Aylesworth employs in his rendition when I told the story using the felt board. Very ... Read full review

About the author (2009)

Jim Aylesworth tells his stories with generous doses of "out loud" sounds, rhythms, and rhymes. His 25-year teaching career taught him exactly what children love best in a story. He lives in Chicago, IL with his wife.



Barbara McClintock's distinguished books have four times been honored as NEW YORK TIMES Best Illustrated Children's Books.

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