The Mitten by Jim Aylesworth

January 30, 2011 - 9:45 pm 1 Comment

There are many versions of this story and they all contain a mitten and a bunch of animals trying to get into the mitten to get out of the cold snow. This version is a little different than the uber-popular Jan Brett version in that the grandmother in this story is more than happy to make her grandson a new mitten and the grandmother in this version also doesn’t make the mitten the same color as the snow. It would be fun to read several versions with your child and see how the stories and the illustrations compare and contrast. Being able to make connections between books is a great reading skill for children to have.

One Response to “The Mitten by Jim Aylesworth”

  1. theUngourmet Says:

    I used to read this story to my daughter all the time at bedtime. It was one of her most favorites!

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