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The Mitten

The Mitten

by Jim Aylesworth Illustrated by Barbara McClintock

When a little boy loses a mitten in the snow, a passing squirrel finds it's the perfect place to warm his icy toes. So he squeezes inside. But he's not the only animal with that idea. How many animals can fit inside a little boy's mitten? Jim Aylesworth's rollicking rhyming refrains and Barbara McClintock's delightfully expressive characters are sure to make this book every child's storytime favorite.

6, 7, 5
Interest Level
Grades PreK - K
Grade Level Equivalent
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading
Scholastic Inc.
Book Type
Cumulative Tale
Number of Pages
Fables, Folk Tales and Myths

About the Author and Illustrator

Jim Aylesworth Children's author Jim Aylesworth uses the elements that kids like in a story, such as loud sounds, rhythms, and rhymes.
Barbara McClintock Read about how Barabara McClintock became a children's illustrator whose work on The Heartaches of a French Cat caused it to be recognized by the New York Times.

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