Sunday, June 27, 2010

Winter Tale==The Mitten

The Mitten

I was looking through my boxes of pictures and came across this cute tale. As grown ups it seems nice to read a childs short story. This appeared in the schools weekly reader, we all know about these readers, our children brings them home from school. At this time, my granddaughter Sarah was in second grade (1991), at Ferrysburg School and I thought it would be nice to post about.

The Mitten
by Jan Brett

One winter day, a little boy went for a walk in the woods. He stopped to tie his boots. He put his mittens down on a log. When he left, he picked up only one mitten.

Along came a chipmunk, she was very cold! "That mitten looks nice and warm", she thought. So in she climbed, and soon a squirrel came along, "that mitten looks nice and warm", can I get in to, the squirrel asked. "ok" said the chipmunk, so in he climbed.

Soon a fox came along, "that mitten looks nice and warm, "can I get in too, ask the fox? "Ok" said the Chipmunk and the Squirrel, climbed in. Soon a bear came along, "that mitten looks nice and warm", can I get in too, the bear ask? "Ok" , said the Chipmunk, Squirrel and the fox, so in he climbed.

Soon a tiny mouse came along, "that mitten looks so nice and warm, can I get in too, she asked? "Well, it's pretty crowded, but ok, said the Chipmunk, Squirrel, fox and the bear. So the mouse tried to climb in. The mouse wiggled and squirmed and pushed, but just as she got her head in the mitten burst.

Later, the little boy came back. He was looking for his lost mitten. But, all he could find was little bits of yarn. He never did find his mitten.


It's a little juvenile, but we need to go back once in a while to our childhood and remember the things that made us happy, and a nice little story would always do the trick. I know I always enjoyed being read to.


Kay said...

Oh what fun! That is a gorgeous picture book. I used to read it to my first graders and they loved it.

welcome to my world of poetry said...

What a fantastic story and such imagination, This was a real pleasure to read Margaret.

Take care.

Denise said...

It is a charming story Margaret and one I enjoyed, as I am a firm believer that we all need to get back to our inner child.

Have a great week.
An English Girl Rambles

A New Beginning said...

Awe its very cute Margaret!!Thanks for sharing...loved childrens classics :)

Judy said...

I remember the Weekly Reader and used to love it. That is the cutest little story and you are right we should remember to appreciate such things. Thanks for reminding us all. I hope you have a good week.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Oh Margaret, I wish you could here me chuckling. I loved that story and especially since it was the tiny mouse that caused the mitten to burst and not the big bear. :) I was going through some old papers the other day as my husband has been researching his genealogy and came across a little story my son wrote when he was 10. It was about famous women he admired and he included me...yay! He wrote how some day I would be sitting on a beach with all my grandchildren around me and guess what? It's going to happen next week. :) I am so excited.

Linda said...

Thanks, Margaret, for sharing such a sweet story! :)

Yankee Girl ~ Missy said...

That was a cute story thanks for sharing. =)

Patty said...

I loved having a teacher read a story to the class. Even in high school, our English Literature instructor would sometimes read a chapter or two to the class. I always enjoyed that. I honestly can not remember my Mother reading to me as a child, but then she was a child herself, 13 when I was born, turned 14 when I was two months old. Her Mother, my Grandmother never read to any of her grandchildren that I can remember. Now my Father's Mother would read to us, also she would make up stories and tell us, she didn't have to read from a book, they were always interesting and exciting stories. Of course she was my favorite Grandma. Hope you guys have a nice week-end, it will be here soon.

Becky and Gary said...

Yes, I do remember those Weekly Readers, and they had such cute stories.
Thanks for the memories.
hope you have a wonderful week-end, and a safe 4th.

Gramma Ann said...

I remember the weekly readers when I was in school, and then all my children brought them home when they went to school. They have been around for many, many years. I have always loved reading, and now that I am retired, I read almost everyday.

Thomas C B Chua said...

Very touching. It is true a revisiting of our childhood always brings out finer humanity is us. Thanks for sharing.

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