The Mitten

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Scholastic Press, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
7 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  - abrozi1 - LibraryThing

I enjoyed reading this book. I chose it because it was a tale originated from Ukraine and I am part Ukrainian. It is about too many animals trying to fit into a mitten together and bursting it. The ... Read full review

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User Review  - bmmander - LibraryThing

The story of a lost mitten that is inhabited by animals is quite funny. The illustrations even show us the animals tracks ,when the child is trying to guess what happened. The mitten lived a life with the boy and then with the animals keeping them warm. 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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