When Nicki drops his white mitten in the snow, he goes on without realizing that it is missing. One by one, woodland animals find it and crawl in; first, a curious mole, then a rabbit, a badger and others, each one larger than the last. Finally, a big brown bear is followed in by a tiny brown mouse and what happens next makes for a wonderfully funny climax. As the story of the animals in the mitten unfolds, the reader can see Nicki’s snowy outing in the borders of each page.
This classic winter book can be used in speech therapy to address predicting, inferencing, and sequencing. It is also great for targeting the /m/ sound! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using The Mitten in speech therapy below: