Sunday, January 29, 2012

Book Love: The Mitten

Title: The Mitten
Author: Alvin Tresselt
Illustrator: Yaroslava

Why I Love This Book: The story of the mitten has been portrayed in a few different books, and I think each one brings something a little different to this Ukrainian folktale. While the most popular tends to be the one written by Jan Brett, I also really enjoy this earlier rendition that seems to be the most unique. The bright colors contrasted with the black and white drawings make for beautiful illustrations that also have an authentic Ukrainian feel to them. Young children love this story, and my students had fun experiencing it many times as we compared the different books. 

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