The Mitten

The Mitten Description:

When Nicki drops his white mitten in the snow he goes on without realizing that it is missing br br 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 br br As the story of the animals in the mitten unfolds the reader can see Nicki in the boarders of each page walking through the woods unaware of what is going on br br Once again Jan Brett has created a dramatic and beautiful picture book in her distinctive style She brings the animals to life with warmth and humor and her illustrations are full of visual delights and details faithful to the Ukrainian tradition from which the story comes

Rating: 3.74 out of 5

The Hat

The Hat Description:

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Rating: 3.59 out of 5

Gingerbread Baby

Gingerbread Baby Description:

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Rating: 3.67 out of 5

The Wild Christmas Reindeer

The Wild Christmas Reindeer Description:

Little Teeka thought she had to be firm with the reindeer to get them ready for Santa s important flight but when her bossy yelling only got their antlerstangled up she knew she had to try something different Beautifully conceived and finely wrought i Booklist i starred review Brett s precise glowing illustrations drawing on Swedish folk art make this a beguiling Advent calendar of a book i Kirkus Reviews i AA sweet Christmas fantasy that shows Brett at her best i Publishers Weekly i This tale with its humorous close ups of stubborn reindeer and a sharp child protagonist should prove popular at story hours i School Library Journal i

Rating: 3.69 out of 5

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast Description:

This retelling of the classic fairy tale will appeal to children because of its mystery suspense and romance and to adults because of its exploration of the duality in human nature

Rating: 3.58 out of 5

Town Mouse, Country Mouse

Town Mouse, Country Mouse Description:

A story filled with suspense and humor this classic tale of a town mouse and a country mouse takes a new twist in the imaginative and talented hands of Jan Brett She introduces two engaging mouse couples eager to get away from their everyday lives But when they agree to swap homes they find unexpected adventures around every corner Lush green scenes alternate with the elegant details of a fine Victorian townhouse to make a sumptuous and stunning picture book

Rating: 3.36 out of 5

The Twelve Days of Christmas

The Twelve Days of Christmas Description:

On the first day of Christmas br My true love gave to me br A partridge in a pear tree br br For many centuries young and old alike have been singing about the maids a milking the lords a leaping and a partridge in a pear tree A Christmas carol a parlor game and a delightful counting song The Twelve Days of Christmas is indeed a favorite of the holiday season br In this book sumptuously illustrated by Jan Brett all the splendid images of The Twelve Days of Christmas come joyously alive Look closely and you ll see not only the extravagant gifts given by a suitor to his lady but a love story a family s busy Christmas preparations Merry Christmas in eleven languages and a veritable menagerie of charming creatures br Jan Brett s exquisitely detailed illustrations so rich in traditional folk motifs make this book a visual treat to be enjoyed over and over again

Rating: 3.66 out of 5

Trouble with Trolls

Trouble with Trolls Description:

Treva s trouble with trolls begins when she climbs Mount Baldy with her dog Tuffi The trolls who live there long for a dog and they try to kidnap him But Treva is brave and quick thinking She outwits one troll after another until she reaches the very top of the mountain where five trolls are waiting and they want her dog From underground to mountain peak Jan Brett s story is filled with adventure and eye catching detail

Rating: 3.73 out of 5

Who's That Knocking on Christmas Eve?

Who's That Knocking on Christmas Eve? Description:

Every year trolls knock down Kyri s door and gobble up her Christmas feast But this year the trolls are in for a surprise a boy and his pet ice bear on their way to Oslo have come in from the cold And once the ice bear is finished with the trolls you can bet they won t come knocking next Christmas Eve br br Once again Jan Brett creates an original Christmas story full of warmth and magic Featuring beautiful borders intricate illustrations and a stunning display of the Northern Lights i Who s That Knocking on Christmas Eve i will rightfully take its place among Jan s Christmas favorites with the whole family

Rating: 3.77 out of 5

Christmas Trolls

Christmas Trolls Description:

Christmas is Treva s favorite time of year especially the preparations finding the perfect tree decorating the house and making presents for her family But this year is different Small things are disappearing then some of the presents themselves Treva is mystified until early one morning she sees a small creature scurrying across the snow carrying the Christmas pudding Treva races after it into the forest where her adventures are just beginning br br i Christmas Trolls i is a glorious celebration of the season as Treva confronts two irresistible trolls who don t understand Christmas Jan Brett s exquisite paintings set against beautiful intricate borders give readers a magical Christmas full of surprises br br Look closely at the borders for glimpses of the trolls special little helper and he s not an elf

Rating: 3.65 out of 5