Nicki's grandmother knit a pair of mittens that were white as snow. The first time Nicki wore them, he quickly lost one mitten, but several woodland friends (large and small) found and shared it.
The illustrations are quite detailed, with pictures on the edges that tell you what is coming next. The story moves quickly, and there are bits of humor surrounding the mitten.
None, really. Some may be overwhelmed by the margin illustrations.
Because our preschooler loves the outdoors and snow, s/he was particularly taken with this story. It's a regular request at bedtime.
The illustrations are incredible, and the story is fun to read. Like all folktales, it has elements of the fantastic and practical … all with a happy ending.
This is a story that seems to be predictable, but has a surprise or two and is enjoyable all the same.
The story is such that there are ways to weave in winter habits of animals, animal identification, and being responsible.
8 to 10
3 to 8
Started reading with child three years old.
Borrow. At least at first. This is a nice story, but its seasonal nature may limit its shelf-life.