Illustrations © Mitch Vane

A Mountain of Mittens

by Lynn Plourde Illustrated by Mitch Vane Charlesbridge, 2007

Molly wouldn’t forget her mittens at school. Well, maybe, if they were Velcro-ed to her, she wouldn’t forget her mittens at school—no way. Well, maybe, if they were attached with a crocheted chain of yarn, she wouldn’t forget her mittens at school—no way, no how. Well, maybe, if they were duct-taped to her, she wouldn’t forget her mittens at school—no way, no how, not HER!

But Molly Mittens, mittens,
My, oh, my!
A mountain of mittens,
Piled up high.

What would Molly, Mr. Jolly, Miss Holly, Mr. Golly, and Mrs. Folly do about that towering pile of mittens in the middle of the school?

Honors

The Comstock Reading Aloud Initiative's Best Read Aloud Picture Books

Reviews


A happy and sublimely silly tale.
Kirkus

The situations that cause (Molly) to leave her mittens behind range from the mildly silly to over-the-top ridiculous. Vane’s watercolor and India ink illustrations are bright and busy and add to the fun.
School Library Journal

Fun, repetitive phrases and silly illustrations make this picture book about forgetting unforgettable.
Curled Up with a Good Kid’s Book

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