Mittens (My First I Can Read Series)

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Overview

Mittens is a small, shy kitten in a big, new house. Will he find a place just for him?

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-Mittens spends most of the book looking for a safe, quiet place to hide in his new home. Frightened, the kitten cries, bringing Nick, his owner, to his rescue. The controlled vocabulary in this gentle, unassuming story is made up primarily of one-syllable words, and the sentence structure is very basic. The soft pastel illustrations are simple and uncluttered and enhance the quiet tone of the text. This title would be good for easy-reader collections and could be used in toddler storytimes.-Elaine Lesh Morgan, Multnomah County Library, Portland, OR Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Nick welcomes his pet kitten, helping him overcome fear of his new home in this My First I Can Read entry. Skittish Mittens "zooms" behind the noisy TV, into the spooky dark under the sofa and, finally, under Nick's bed. There, amid the clutter of toys and a wayward sock, he finds "a small place just for him." But the kitten, still frightened, meows until Nick finds him, reassuring the pet gently until the last page's "Purrrrrr." Schaefer's necessarily brief text is crisp and cogent, integrating dialogue in an accessible manner for new readers. Hartung's simple illustrations use tones of yellow, blue, brick red and grey. Nick has a mop of curly black hair, and both he and Mittens, a tabby with white feet and chest, feature mere dots and dashes for eyes and brows. Ample white space and oversized type complete the package: a sweet, sturdy addition to the growing array of very first readers. (Easy reader. 4-6)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780060546618
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/24/2007
  • Series: My First I Can Read Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 70,709
  • Age range: 3 - 5 Years
  • Lexile: 280L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.12 (d)

Meet the Author

In addition to illustrating the books about Mittens, Susan Kathleen Hartung has provided the art for numerous picture books, including One Leaf Rides the Wind by Celeste Davidson Mannis. She lives in Brooklyn, Michigan.

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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Great for toddlers

    My daughter LOVES cats and kittens, so when I saw this book, I thought she might like it. It's perfect! She loves it! The story is cute, but not too long or complicated. If you are familiar with the Biscuit series, it has about the same amount of words per page as that.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 5, 2012

    ADORABLE

    My granddaughter loves this book. Mittens is a real character.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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