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Jan Brett is the illustrator of many well-known folktales, fairy tales, and poems, such as Goldilocks and the Three Bears and The Owl and the Pussycat, by Edward Lear. Her special signature in her detailed artwork is the intricate borders, seen in this book as birch-bark panels with embroidered details and mitten-shaped vignettes offering additional insights into the story line. Brett is at her best when she illustrates animals, and the expressions on the faces of her creatures are a delight. She carefully researched the costumes, furniture, and house in this traditional Ukrainian tale--all are authentic. A fine story to read on a frosty night with a cup of hot chocolate, and if you ever get your fill of The Mitten, you can always try its delightfully original companion book, The Hat, winner of the 1998 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. (Ages 4 to 8) --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.
My five year old was as lost as I was....all that build up for nothing.Published 3 days ago by Angela Whetsell
You need to read this book, study the illustrations and enjoy the book - that's for the adult. Then you need to read the book to your child and discuss these most beautiful... Read morePublished 9 days ago by E. Ervin
A classic, can't go wrong with it. My one year old wants to wear mittens all the time now though.Published 13 days ago by Leo Taylor
This was our kids favorite book when they were small. I love that there's a board book for younger children!Published 14 days ago by Mary Ann G.
Jan Brett, always has been a favorite of mine. Her illustrations are delightful.Published 16 days ago by Anne Jacobs