I am a self-proclaimed book fiend. Children's literature holds a special place in my heart - I think it is because my mother is an avid book lover herself and taught me from very early on to love classic, well-written children's literature.
Beautiful, enriching illustrations are just a part of the draw of a wonderful children's story, and so most of the books we review here will have gorgeous drawings.
You will not find any lackluster books on this blog. No vulgar Dora, Spongebob or Disney.
We believe in books that beautify the experience of growing up and learning.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

The Mitten by Jan Brett

 I've sung the praises of Jan Brett before and I will not stop singing any time soon. She is a master at her art and I have a lot of respect for her because she shares many of her illustrations in the form of coloring pages at her website here. She's not one of those snobby, stingy, copy wright-y artists. She's generous with her talent. Love that.

The Mitten is a Ukrainian folktale that she has adapted and illustrated. The story of a little boy losing his snow-white mitten and how some sly forest animals use it as shelter from the cold. A calm tale perfect for cozying up on a winter's day.

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