A Mountain of Mittens

Overview

Every morning Molly's parents remind her to come home after school with her mittens, and every day Molly forgets. Nothing works—not Velcro, not crochet chains, not even duct tape! But, Molly is not alone. All the kids at school forget, and soon there is a mountain of mittens in lost-and-found that has grown out of control.

WARNING: Lynn Plourde's story is so distractingly funny that you might misplace your own mittens!

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Every morning Molly's parents remind her to come home after school with her mittens, and every day Molly forgets. Nothing works—not Velcro, not crochet chains, not even duct tape! But, Molly is not alone. All the kids at school forget, and soon there is a mountain of mittens in lost-and-found that has grown out of control.

WARNING: Lynn Plourde's story is so distractingly funny that you might misplace your own mittens!

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Where do all those lost mittens go? Despite Mommy's warning not to leave her mittens at school, young Molly does, but for a good cause: She uses them to warm up a shivering turtle in her classroom's terrarium. Mr. Jolly, her teacher, rescues them and puts them on the lost-and-found pile, prompting the refrain, oft-repeated, "Mittens, mittens, my, oh, my, a mountain of mittens piled up high." In subsequent days, Mommy tries Velcro, crocheting, duct tape, etc., to keep Molly from losing her mittens. Apparently, it's a school-wide epidemic: When the principal Mrs. Folly announces that students will not be able to leave the school without mittens, she triggers a rush on the mitten pile, as well as a hilarious disaster. Vane's busy illustrations-in watercolor and dip-pen and India ink-are full of quirky additional jokes. A happy and sublimely silly tale-but why is a book about mittens publishing in the summer? (Picture book. 4-7)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570914669
  • Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/28/2009
  • Edition description: New
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 800,609
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Lynn Plourde is the author of several picture books, including TEACHER APPRECIATION DAY, SCHOOL PICTURE DAY, and SUMMER'S VACATION. Lynn lives in Winthrop, Maine.

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