The Mitten String

The Mitten String

Board Book - 2014
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Ruthie Tober's family is known for the beautiful, warm mittens they knit so when she and her mother meet a deaf woman and her baby and give them shelter, Ruthie decides to design very special mittens for them.
Publisher: New York : Random House, [2014]
Edition: First Edition
ISBN: 9780375971860
0375971866
9780385371186
0385371187
9780375981739
Branch Call Number: JP ROSNER
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Swarner, Kristina

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mmcbeth29
Mar 15, 2015

Ruthie's family raises sheep and makes wool. They sell it to the village along with the warm mittens Ruthie and her mother make. On the way home from market one day, Ruthie's family meets a deaf woman and her baby. They bring her home for the night. Ruthie notices a beautiful blue piece of yarn tied around her wrist. At night, Ruthie is curious about the woman and her baby and peeks in on them. She sees the blue yarn tied from the woman's wrist to the baby's. It is to help her know when the baby wakes in the night. This gives Ruthie and idea to knit a special pair of mittens for the woman.

The illustrations have a folk tale feel to them. They are colorful, detailed and very interesting.

This is a lovely original Jewish folktale based on the life of the author's great-great-aunt. The story talks of the lifestyle of this family from the 1800s in Austria, community, kindness, and generosity of spirit. I love the deaf woman's ingenuity and the way the family treats her as one of their own.

I highly recommend this story. It is recommended for ages 3-7. However, there are quite a few words that will be new to the little ones such as carding wool, downy fleece, tassels, and prayer shawl. But for the littlest ones the reader can concentrate on the larger concepts such as kindness, and for the older ones, this is a great opportunity to learn some new words and a bit about the Jewish culture.

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mmcbeth29 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 4 and 8

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