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The Mitten by Jan Brett
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Jan 27, 10

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Read in January, 2010

The Mitten
Folktale adapted & illustrated by Jan Brett
Published by: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Year Published: 1989

The main character of the story, Nicki, looses one of his white mittens in the snow. His grandmother, Baba, warned him this would happen before she made them for him. After he lost the mitten, all kinds of animals moved into the mitten to keep warm. The book has a very nice ending.

Reading level: K-3

Genre: Picture Book

Use: Independent Reading

Social Issues: This book promotes listening to your elders. Nicki's grandmother warned him that white mittens would get lost in the snow, but Nicki didn't listen.

Literary Elements: This book shows cause and effect and a good sequence of events.

The illustrations are great! It shows students what Ukrain may look like through the pictures.
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