Mittens (My First I Can Read Series) [NOOK Book]

Overview

The first story of I Can Read's newest star-the young, playful, energetic kitten, Mittens-in paperback!
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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: 9780062038890
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/19/2011
  • Series: My First I Can Read Series
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: NOOK Kids Read to Me
  • Sales rank: 126,719
  • Age range: 3 - 5 Years
  • Lexile: 280L (what's this?)
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

Lola M. Schaefer is the author of several books for children, including An Island Grows; Pick, Pull, Snap! Where Once a Flower Bloomed, an NCTE Notable Children's Book in the Language Arts; and What's Up, What's Down? She lives with her husband, Ted, in the mountains of north Georgia, where she occasionally observes the back end of a black bear, coyote, or gray fox.

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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  • Posted May 25, 2012

    Daughter loves this book.

    My daughter is 4 and still loves this book. She loves the narration and when I read it to her. I read it on my ipad.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 26, 2012

    Love it

    My 3 year old granddaughter loves this book as well.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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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.

    2 out of 3 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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    Posted January 19, 2012

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    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 27, 2011

    A good book

    My granddaughter love this book. I am glad i got it.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 21, 2011

    Its

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