Miss Mary's Christmas Mittens
Miss Mary is beloved by her students. She makes learning enjoyable and easy, and her brightly colored knitwear brings a smile to everyone's face. Walking to school on the last day before the Christmas break, Miss Mary envisions all the fun students will have at recess. They'll make snow angels, build snowmen, and play other winter games. But recess isn't fun. No one wants to play. The snow is cold and the children don't have any mittens. Not to worry, thinks Miss Mary. She will knit mittens for her students as a Christmas surprise. But the store has run out of yarn, with no more deliveries before Christmas. Oh dear, where can Miss Mary find the yarn to knit mittens for her students? The clock is ticking on this holiday surprise. Brought to life in charming colorful artwork, this uplifting and gratifying story of generosity and love reminds readers of all ages that the best gifts come straight from the heart.
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 1|
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|Guided Reading Level||L|
|Publisher||Sleeping Bear Press|
|Available Formats||Hardcover (9781534111677), PDF (9781534112056), Hosted ebook (9781534112599)|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Dimensions||9 x 11|
School Library Journal - Miss Mary's Christmas Mittens
“Miss Mary’s vibrant personality and love of knitting are reflected in the visuals used throughout, where myriad hues and cheerful faces can be found in abundance. The text and illustrations are well-designed, and children and caregivers will enjoy examining the detailed images more carefully with each reading. A heartwarming Christmas tale that celebrates the love one special teacher shares with her students.”
Kirkus Reviews - Miss Mary's Christmas Mittens
“Andriani’s artwork has a classic feel, in the inked-cartoon vein of Peggy Parish’s Amelia Bedelia (1963), illustrated by Fritz Siebel. "
Author: Trinka Hakes Noble
Trinka Hakes Noble is the award-winning author of numerous picture books including The Orange Shoes (2007 National Parenting Publications Awards Honors Winner), The Scarlet Stockings Spy (2005 IRA Teachers' Choice), The Last Brother, and The Legend of the Cape May Diamond. Ms. Noble also wrote the ever-popular Jimmy's Boa series and Meanwhile Back at the Ranch, both featured on PBS's Reading Rainbow. Her many awards include ALA Notable Children's Book, Booklist Children's Editors' Choice, IRA-CBC Children's Choice, Learning: The Year's Ten Best, and several Junior Literary Guild Selections. Ms. Noble has studied children's book writing and illustrating in New York City at Parsons School of Design, the New School University, Caldecott medalist Uri Shulevitz's Greenwich Village Workshop, and at New York University. A member of the Rutgers University Council on Children's Literature, she was awarded Outstanding Woman 2002 in Arts and Letters in the state of New Jersey for her lifetime work in children's books. Ms. Noble currently lives in the historic Jockey Hollow area of Bernardsville, New Jersey.
Illustrator: Renée Andriani
Renée Andriani has illustrated dozens of picture books, most recently Teddy Spaghetti by Dorothea Benton Frank and Victoria Benton Frank, and Girl Versus Squirrel by Hayley Barrett. When she isn’t doodling, she likes hanging out with her kids and dogs, hiking, sitting around campfires, and eating chocolate. She also plans to work on getting really good at knitting someday.
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