A boy’s lost mitten is discovered by a group of curious woodland animals in this sweet retelling of the classic Ukrainian folk tale. Follow along and see what happens as each animal attempts to make the mitten their new home. Charming illustrations of snow covered hills and gentle falling snowflakes, conjure feelings of winter outings on cold crisp days. The festive music is sure to put anyone in the holiday mood. And, the merry cast of critters will surprise and delight imaginative young minds.
Animated from a deluxe pop-up book, The Mitten combines elements of the pop-up style with unique three dimensional puppet-show like visuals. The Mitten: A Classic Pop-up Folktale is written by Jessica Southwick, Illustrated by Pippa Curnick, constructed by award-winning paper engineer Yevgeniya Yeretskaya and published by Jumping Jack Press.
GET MORE OUT OF STORYTIME WITH VOOKS: STORYBOOKS BROUGHT TO LIFE!
Recently, we’ve been using a streaming service called Vooks! It has an entire library of storybooks, brought to life, to help encourage the love of reading. The drawings are animated, and the words are on the screen for your children to follow along.
Vooks Lesson Plans
It’s not just reading, they also offer activities that go along with the books for extended learning. Each Lesson Plan provides themes, summaries, talking points, discussion topics, activity ideas and even vocabulary cards.
We highly recommend the lesson plans that go with the books. They’re a great way to interact with your kids, and have great conversations about the books that they’ve read!
Vooks can be accessed on android, Apple, and we even have it set up on our Roku so we can watch it on TV.