The Mitten

The wonderful thing about folk tales is that creative authors and illustrators are always finding ways to give them fresh life. Twenty years ago, Jan Brett kept the Ukranian flavor with her retelling and illustrations of The Mitten; today author Jim Aylesworth and illustrator Barbara McClintock tell a story of love; the love of a grandmother for her grandson and that wider love that has the animals who come across the lost mitten find a way to share its warmth. The language begs to be read aloud with all the ‘ham’ you can muster. The illustrations are exquisite, sure to tickle parental memories of days spent romping in the snowy world. The love is palatable. So, because you love them, mix up a batch of the little boy’s grandma’s best hot cocoa (recipe included), warm your ‘icy toes’ by the fire and share this charming tale with your favorite wee ones.


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By Jim Aylesworth (Retold by), Barbara McClintock (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780439925440
Availability: Special Order
Published: Scholastic Press - October 2009