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The Missing Mitten Mystery (Picture Puffin Books) [Paperback]

By Steven Kellogg (Author) & Steven Kellogg (Illustrator)
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Item description for The Missing Mitten Mystery (Picture Puffin Books) by Steven Kellogg...

While playing, Annie loses her red mitten and must retrace her steps to all the places she had been in order to locate it, but she must give up her search when it gets dark, in a paperback edition of a charming tale, released with all-new, full-color artwork. Original.

Publishers Description
Annie and her dog, Oscar, have had a busy day playing in the snow. Somehow Annie's red mitten has disappeared in all the fun. They look high and low. . . . It's not on the sledding hill, and it's not by the snow castles. Maybe an eagle carried it off to keep its baby's head warm. Or maybe a mouse is using it as a sleeping bag. When the sun goes down, Annie and Oscar have to give up their search and go inside. But when Annie looks out the window, something red catches her eye. . . .
With entirely new full-color illustrations, this beautiful version of the beloved picture book "The Mystery of the Missing Red Mitten" retains all the charm of the original.

Citations And Professional Reviews
The Missing Mitten Mystery (Picture Puffin Books) by Steven Kellogg has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2010 page 1387
  • PW Notes and Reprints - 09/30/2002 page 75
  • Publishers Weekly - 09/30/2002
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2006 page 917

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Puffin
Pages   32
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.25" Width: 8.75" Height: 11"
Weight:   0.4 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 23, 2002
Publisher   Puffin
Age  4-8
ISBN  0142301922  
ISBN13  9780142301920  
UPC  051488006992  

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More About Steven Kellogg

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Steven Kellogg is the acclaimed illustrator and author of more than a hundred books for children. Among them are Can I Keep Him?, The Island of the Skog, Best Friends, The Missing Mitten Mystery, and The Mysterious Tadpole. Steven has received numerous accolades for his work, including the prestigious Regina Medal for his lifetime contribution to children s literature. He and his wife, Helen, live in Essex, New York."

Steven Kellogg currently resides in Sandy Hook, in the state of Connecticut. Steven Kellogg was born in 1941.

Steven Kellogg has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Picture Puffin Books
  2. Pinkerton
  3. Reading Rainbow Books
  4. Scholastic Bookshelf: Family

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1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > Authors & Illustrators, A-Z > ( K ) > Kellogg, Steven
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5Books > Subjects > Children > Literature > Science Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery & Horror > Mysteries, Espionage, & Detectives
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7Books > Subjects > Children > Sports & Activities > Sports
8Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8
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A Fun, Well Written Book - a review of "The Missing Mitten Mystery"  Jul 9, 2007
This is a fun book that both my son and I enjoy reading. It has bright colorful art and a gentle tone that lends itself to 'once again' requests.

As you can tell from the title, the story revolves around a mystery. In this case, what exactly happens to all those vanishing mittens? You know, the ones, that like socks, seem to go missing. Well, the heroine of the story, Annie, takes us along on her quest to discover exactly what has happened to her fifth lost mitten of the season!

She begins by backtracking to all the places she has been. When that doesn't immediate supply either mitten nor solution, Annie begins to use her imagination. Could it be that an eagle took her mitten to make a head covering for it's baby? Or perhaps, it got buried and will reappear in the spring as a small mitten tree. [This answer got my son rolling in fits of laughter.]

Four Stars. Very Good Read-aloud. Kellogg's artwork is great. The story is touched with humor, logic and reasoning; not to mention imagination.
Fun Story  Mar 19, 2002
This imaginative story is about a little girl who spends all day building a huge snowman and playing in the snow. When she realized that her red mitten was missing. She could not bare loose another mitten seeing how every winter thus far she had lost one. The little girl decides to retrace her steps that day and she came up with fun ideas of where her mitten could be. While on her mission she finds various other articles that belong to her friends with whom she spent the day with, but her mitten was no where to be found. After searching high and low it starts to rain. The little girl goes inside in an attempt to get out of the slushy mess. After the rain passed the little girl went outside to find that her mitten had gotten stuck in her snowman when she was building it. The mitten was visible now that some of the snow had melted from the rain. The snowman appeared to have a very bright red heart.
The author had to have been so creative. This story allows the kids to follow the little girl through the search of the mitten and guess along with her. Then the fun ending supplied a great surprise and meaningful finish. The snowman was made with love.
I liked this book because it was easy to follow and the fun plot and great pictures would easily catch a child's attention and keep them interested and guessing throughout the book. I found the pictures to be beautiful as well. Steven Kellogg has always been a favorite illustrator of mine.
Review  Mar 13, 2002
This book was about a little girl that lost her mitten while she was outside playing in the snow all day. She decided to trace everything that she did that in so that hopefully she can find her mitten. She went everywhere looking for her mitten. She had quite the imagination on her. One of the thoughts she had was that an animal stole her mitten. She has many ideas of what happened to her mitten that she lost and all of them are very imaginative. It starts to rain so she decided to go in to get out of the rain. When she goes inside she sees that the snowman she built is melting away some. Her mitten was in the snowman and as the rain melted the snowman her mitten appeared as his heart.
This book is a very cute tale and is a great book that will keep children's imaginations going right along with the girl who lost her mitten. It has great colorful pictures that hold children's attention also. The author really shows imagination with the ideas that the little girl thinks of for where her mitten might be. This is a book that children will love. This book really grabs your attention with the imagination and the pictures in it.
Greatly Improved Missing Mitten Book  Nov 4, 2000
Well known Children's book illustrator, Steven Kellogg, has just freshened his "Mystery of the Missing Red Mitten," first published in 1974, with a new "The Missing Mitten Mystery." The brightly colored Steven Kellogg illustrations make this favorite tale memorable. Especially nice are the sunset hues of bright yellow and orange, as they appear in the sky and are reflected on the bule snow. Ralph has just lost his fifth mitten of the season. He knows he is in trouble, so he begins the search, which comprises the majority of the story. At last, he gives up and goes home. Later, he looks through the living room window, and sees the snowman he had built that day. The snowman has a mysterious red spot on his chest. He has sported a red mitten heart! Mystery solved! This book is perfect for gift giving, along with a pair of red mittens of course. Ages 3 to (whatever ages kids stop losing their mittens), would enjoy this tale. "Mitten Tree" by Candace Christiansen, "The Woodcutter's Mitten" by Loek Koopmans and Jan Brett's "The Mitten" would be good companions to this updated story.

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