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Title Author Grade level
  The Mitten   Jan Brett   K to 4th grade


Picture Book


Summary of the story :
  “The Mitten” is a story of a little boy that lost his mitten in the snow.  Soon after, an animal finds its way into the glove to seek warmth and shelter.  It doesn’t take long until many more animals have the same idea.  The mitten becomes stretched out and cramped for space.  Eventually, the mitten bursts and throws all of the animals out. 





Possible Design Challenges:
  • Design a habitat for one of the animals making it keep the heat.

  • Design the mitten so it has partitions for the animals.

  • Design a system so only the # of animals that can fit are allowed to enter the mitten.

  • Design special items for a selected animal. 


  A Ukrainian folktale 


  Prepared by  Bill Wolfson.  Copyright © 2011-2013
Last Updated  01/27/2013