The Mitten

The Mitten

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 t When Nicki drops his white mitten in the snow, he goes on without realizing that it is missing. One by one, wo...

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Title:The Mitten
Author:Jan Brett
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Genres:Childrens
ISBN:The Mitten
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:32 pages pages

The Mitten Reviews

  • Lisa Vegan
    Nov 19, 2010
    To be honest, I felt little enthusiasm for reading this book, but it?s one of six books for the Children's Books group?s Picture Books Club December ?winter? themed books, so I read it. I?m so glad that I did. It?s delightful. I loved all the animals, the boy and his gra...
  • Candice
    Jan 13, 2011
    This morning while walking my dog I temporarily lost one of my mittens. When I discovered it had fallen out of my pocket, I decided it would be easier to continue our walk and to look for the lost mitten on the way back. I had plenty of time to reflect. As Dude munched on frozen deer p...
  • Krista the Krazy Kataloguer
    Dec 01, 2010
    This is the first Jan Brett book I ever read, and not only did I enjoy the story, but the illustrations absolutely captivated me. When I use this in story time now, I have the kids anticipate what will appear on the next page by looking at the sub-story occurring in the side boxes on e...
  • Dolly
    Dec 23, 2010
    We've read Jim Aylesworth's version of this story (The Mitten) and so when this book was picked as a December read for the Children's Books group Picture-book club, we were excited to read another version of this story. We enjoyed both of the books very much and as always, we really lo...
  • Ronyell
    Aug 28, 2010
    I have read many folktales from around the world, but this is the first time that I have read a folktale from Ukraine. ?The Mitten? is a Ukrainian folktale retold by Jan Brett and it is about how a young boy named Nicki loses his mitten in the snow and his lost mitten soon becomes ...
  • Dianna
    Aug 21, 2010
    This is a perfect children's book in every way. The text is short and simple, and the illustrations tell part of the story. I love the last picture! I prefer the board book edition: it is shorter and doesn't contain a lot of extra verbiage, perfect for a young child's attention span...
  • Ellie
    Jul 17, 2011
    The wonderful Jan Brett's version of a Ukrainian fairy tale The Mitten is satisfying in so many ways. I have used it wish students of a variety of levels-as a simple and charming fairy tale to older students studying the form and learning how powerful the art of illustration is and how...
  • Christine
    Dec 17, 2016
    I am finally delving into the works of Jan Brett and this was a wonderful introduction! I would have been four when this one was first published, so I may have read it as a child, but I can't honestly recall. And as beloved as they have been through the years, I know something is curre...
  • Manybooks
    Dec 20, 2010
    Jan Brett's The Mitten is according to her informative author's note a combination, an original fusion of several similar Ukrainian folktales (in some of these versions, a group of shivering, cold animals find refuge in a discarded pot, whilst in others, it is a huntsman's lost mitten ...
  • Crystal Marcos
    Dec 14, 2010
    The mitten was a retelling of a Ukrainian winter Folktale. I read this one to my little girl who enjoyed the animals and the snow. I enjoyed the illustrations more than the folktale itself. I thought it was a creative touch to add the mitten windows which allowed you to catch a glimpse...
  • Yael
    Jan 30, 2011
    I walk to my school every day. Often times when I am walking I think about my lessons and class. The other day while I walked to school I was talking on the phone. When I was turned the corner to walk into my school building, I realized that because of my free hand needed to talk on th...
  • Julie
    Aug 02, 2012
    The illustrations in this adorable story are ridiculously great. This book is currently on my 4-year-old's "top 10 list." ...
  • Nancy Kotkin
    Dec 14, 2016
    When a Ukrainian boy drops his brand new white mitten in the snow, a bunch of wild animals moves into it. Adapted from a Ukrainian folk tale. For this picture book, the typical Jan Brett sidebars are used to relate the boy's story while retaining the page's focus on the animals. Until,...
  • Samantha Hagler
    Jan 30, 2013
    Great book with great illustrations! This story is based on a Ukranian folk tale, and begins with a young boy named Nicky who asks his grandmother, Baba, to knit him a pair of snow-white mittens so that he could go out and play. Baba insists that he will easily lose them, but Nicky tro...
  • Calista
    Jul 25, 2018
    Reading a Jan Brett novel is like being wrapped in a warm blanket on a cold night in front of a fire with cocoa in hand. Tonight both kids were interested in the book. Who can resist looking at those panels on the side and all the details of the book. The hands and faces of the people ...
  • Elaine Shipley-pope
    Nov 09, 2014
    When I saw this book I had to snag it for the kiddos. I remember this book when I was much younger and I always liked this book and the others that Jan Brett has to offer. Just like their mother before them, my children loved it. They just thought it was so silly and adorable. A young ...
  • Judy
    Nov 09, 2015
    Apparently, this is an adaptation of a Ukrainian folktale. Be sure to take a good look at the last page of the book! ...
  • Caroline Downer
    Oct 30, 2013
    I remember reading The Mitten as a young girl and I loved this book. The story line is very simple, but very fitting for young children. It is repetitive, which makes it a great read aloud as well as a good book to read alone. The illustrations make this story come alive, especially as...
  • Darcy
    Jan 25, 2017
    Splendid, highly detailed illustrations. I don't know about the story--something like six animals all crowd into a single mitten? I wasn't born yesterday. (I was born six weeks ago.) But Mom says it's just fun and whimsical and sometimes with books we have to suspend our disbelief and ...
  • Stephanie
    Apr 09, 2014
    The Mitten is a Ukrainian folktale about a boy, Nikki, who wants snow-white mittens. His grandmother is weary about making him snow-white mittens because they can easily get lost in the snow, but she makes him a pair anyway. While Nikki plays outside he loses one of his mittens in the ...
  • Noah Rucks
    Feb 24, 2015
    I read this book to my brother. I used to love this book when I was a kid. I think it's a cute book with great illustrations. I would recommend this book to kids that are just learning how to read and want a cute little story! "In The Mitten" a boy named Nicki drops his mitten in t...
  • Kiley Akey
    Jan 11, 2015
    I would give this book a 4 stars for a children's book. I used to love this book when I was a kid and I still do. I think it's a cute book with great illustrations. I would recommend this book to kids that are just learning how to read and want a cute little story! In The Mitten a ...
  • Sara Andrews
    Nov 08, 2014
    The Ukrainian Folktale ?The Mitten? is about a little boy, Nicki, and his Grandmother, Baba. Nicki wanted his Grandmother to make him mittens white as snow. Baba is worried that Nicki will lose his mittens in the snow. However, Baba finally gives in and knits him a pair or mittens....
  • Jamie Therriault
    Jul 24, 2015
    Estimate of age level of interest: pre K-3rd grade Estimate of reading level: 2nd-4th grade depending on the individual Brief Description: Nicki has his grandmother make him a pair of mittens. When he drops one it becomes the warm, shared, home to many cold animals. Identify a...
  • ♥ℂĦℝΪՖƬΪℕÅ
    Jan 28, 2018
    5 Beautifully Perfect ?'s Oh, I LOVE The Mitten book. This book has always been a favorite of mine especially when I was a kid :) It is such a delightful read. The Mitten is a Ukrainian folktale retold by Jan Brett. It's about a young boy named Nicki, who loses his mitten in the...
  • Alyssa Paulson
    Feb 11, 2016
    This book was a great read! All of the illustrations are wonderful, as they extend and support the story. It was super neat how the sides of each page foreshadows the next animal to enter the mitten, as well as shows Nicki's search for his white mitten (each side of the page has a mitt...
  • Starjustin
    Dec 26, 2018
    A beautiful and very imaginative children's book about a grandmother, her grandson, and a pair of white mittens. A winter background with colorful illustrations and a wonderful mix of animals. Truly a magical story that all can enjoy! ...
  • Amelia Williams
    Feb 04, 2018
    Reading this Folktale book as a child was delightful for me. This book is about friendship and helping one another, or that's what I always got from it. That is how my past teachers taught us from this book. We would read it only in the winter. I love the illustrations. The animals are...
  • Angie Thompson
    May 03, 2019
    How many animals can your mitten hold? ;) My favorite part of this story is definitely the intricate illustrations, especially the mitten-shaped windows that give a peek at what is coming next. ...
  • Abigail
    Dec 14, 2018
    I am familiar with a number of English-language adaptations of this traditional Ukrainian folktale, in which a series of animals take up residence in a lost mitten. There is the 1964 version by Alvin Tresselt, illustrated by Yaroslava. There is the mitten-shaped retelling released by M...