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.
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.