Wednesday, January 14, 2009

A Winter Tale: The Mitten

While going through my boxes of pictures to day I came across this cute tale, it appeared in the schools Weekly Reader in 1991. At this time my granddaughter Sarah was in the second grade at Ferrysburg School in Ferrysburg. I thought you might like to read about it, it is titled A Winter Tale: The Mitten.

One winter day, a little boy went for a walk in the woods. He stopped to tie his boots. He put his mittens down on a log. When he left, he picked up only one mitten.

Along came a chipmunk. She was very cold! "That mitten looks nice and warm," she thought. So in she climbed. Soon a squirrel came along. "That mitten looks nice and warm. Can I get in too?" the squirrel asked. "OK" said the chipmunk. So in he climbed.

Soon a fox came along. "That mitten looks nice and warm. Can I get in too?" the fox asked "OK" said the Chipmunk and the Squirrel. So in she climbed. Soon a bear came along. "That mitten looks nice and warm. Can I get in too?" the bear asked. "OK" said the chipmunk, the squirrel, and the fox. So in he climbed.

Soon a tiny mouse came along. "That mitten looks so nice and warm. Can I get in too?" she asked. "Well, it's pretty crowded. But "OK" said the chipmunk, the squirrel, the fox, and the bear. So the mouse tried to climb in.

The mouse wiggled and squirmed and pushed. But just as she got her head in- the mitten burst. Later, the little boy came back. He was looking for his lost mitten. But all he could find was a little bit of blue yarn. He never did find his mitten.

9 comments:

  1. This is such a cute story Margaret. I am looking forward to your new blog as well as the old one.

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  2. Cute story! Can't wait to read more!

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  3. Dear Margaret ~~ Great little story ~ well done
    Thanks for your comments and I am glad you liked the pics of my cousins and me and the story about the graduate and the healthy eating
    list ~ ~ Color is Good - so M&Ms is what she ate. Take great care, my friend. Love, Merle.

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  4. Good story and I will follow this blog too..

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  5. Hi Margare,

    First time visitor. Very cute story. I bet Sarah enjoyed it back in 1991.

    Renie

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  6. Thanks for coming by, I always enjoyed reading to my kids and grandkids.

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