Jan Brett is the author of the New York Times bestselling Gingerbread Friends, The Three Snow Bears, and The Mitten, as well as many other classics. She lives in Norwell, Massachusetts. show more
Jan Brett is the author of the New York Times bestselling Gingerbread Friends, The Three Snow Bears, and The Mitten, as well as many other classics. She lives in Norwell, Massachusetts.
Birth date: December 01, 1949
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This has some beautiful artwork.
I particularly enjoyed the framing device with the mitten windows giving a sneak peek into what was going to happen next. The illustrations are so wonderfully detailed I want to crawl inside them like the animals crawling inside Nicki’s mitten.
The Mitten by Jan Brett, is about Nicki, a young Ukrainian boy, who hopes that his grandmother will knit him some cozy white mittens. After she makes them for him, she warns that if he loses them, it will be difficult to find them in the snow. Nicki assures her that he won't lose them, but no sooner...
Reading level and Leveling System: Guided Reading: M Lexile Measure: 600L 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 th...
I would like to use this book in the winter months to connect it to the seasons. I think this story could be used for retelling. I also think you could do some beginning, middle, and end to be more specific in the order of the events and what happened. I think kids would really enjoy the illustratio...