The Mitten

The Mitten

A Ukrainian Folktale

Book - 2009
Average Rating:
Rate this:
One by one, animals in a snowy forest 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, signature borders inspired by Ukrainian folk art hint at what animal is coming next.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : G.P. Putnam's Sons : Penguin Young Readers Group, 2009
Edition: 20th Anniversary ed
ISBN: 9780399252969
Branch Call Number: P BRETT J


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

Jan 08, 2018

Will use this book for teaching my classroom 3 and 4 year olds.

migabi Jan 17, 2017

Interactive and playful. Recommended.

Feb 16, 2014

My 4 year olds loved this book. It is a lovely, somewhat silly story and give the kids clues as to what will happen next.

KRockstar10 Feb 06, 2014

Love this story and the accompanying illustrations. The side panels that show Nicki traversing through the winter wonderland, unaware of what is happening with his lovely mitten, are funny and add a nice depth to the story.

forbesrachel Dec 13, 2012

Well-written, well-drawn, and with a very cute story, this is one fable for everyone to read. The boarder patterns and pictures, add that little extra something to this particular copy, for they show what they boy is up to, while giving a sneak peak to the next animal. The animals while realistically drawn, have some very expressive facial features. Details of the stretching mitten, make this seemingly impossible action look real.

RockTheBooks Jan 05, 2012

A great folktale to read to your kids on a cold winter's day. A snow white mitten, lovingly stitched by Nicki's grandmother, becomes a winter refuge for various animals in the forest.

Jul 05, 2009

By Jan Brett good book for grade two jan brett study

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

Jul 05, 2009

awake88 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings

BPL owns a similar edition of this title.

View originally-listed edition

Report edition-matching error

To Top