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The Mitten

The Mitten, by Jan Brett

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Min. Age 4-6 Yrs Old

When a little Ukranian boy loses one of the mittens his Baba knit him, different animals make their home in the fluffy white wool: a hedgehog, a rabbit, a mole and so on. Children love Brett's bright, intricate paintings,which evoke Russian folk art. A.W.

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The Mitten

When a little Ukranian boy loses one of the mittens his Baba knit him, different animals make their home in the fluffy white wool: a hedgehog, a rabbit, a mole and so on. Children love Brett's bright, intricate paintings,which evoke Russian folk art.

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Details Writer: Jan Brett; Genre: Kids and Family; Publisher: Putnam Juvenile

Publisher's statement: Millions of readers have fallen in love with Jan Brett's The Mitten, and over 2.5 million copies have been sold since publication in 1989. This striking oversized anniversary edition with a silver foil jacket and a fresh image of the woodland animals will attract fans old and new, and adult collectors of Jan Brett's books.

Set in a snowy forest, the fun begins when, one by one, animals crawl into Nicki's lost white mitten to get warm until the bear sneezes, sending the animals flying up and out of the mitten. On each turn of the page, Jan hints at what animal is coming next in her signature borders, inspired by Ukrainian folk art. —from Amazon.com

Originally posted Mar 30, 2012
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