This book tells the story of the friendship and lives of two little mittens. The illustrations are simple, with most pages featuring only a border of a stage curtain and the image of the two little mittens. The mittens are portrayed in everyday acts of friendship: drawing together, cooking a meal, and reading books. Cohen's style of writing is easily accessible to children, with simple sentence structures and a child-like conversation between the mittens. The last page of the book features a stage curtain fashioned from two liftable flaps in front of pictures of various articles of clothing with the line "now you can tell a story with your mittens". The pictures accompanying this message, however, include a variety of winter clothing such as hats and socks, not only mittens. For a young audience that is just learning word meanings and context, this last page may be confusing. Overall, the story is a straightforward and upbeat tale, though it is suggested that the book may appeal more to a younger audience, rather than the 4 to 8 range recommended by the publisher.
Printed on light card stock, two bright orange mittens with faint but expressive facial features draw, garden and even dream together in this playful mini-tale. Drawing the mittens as if she were watching them on her own hands, Cohen adds simple, stage-like surroundings, a line or two of dialogue per page and a bit of drama as one mitten goes missing and the other goes in search: " 'Did you see a little lost mitten?' 'No,' say the pants. 'We can't get lost. We are always together.' " But the stray soon turns up, offering a joke so silly that the distress is quickly forgotten. A direct invitation to make up more stories lurks beneath a closing double flap; rare is the young child who will be able to resist doing just that. (Picture book. 3-5)