This post has a free printable for The Missing Mitten Mystery by Steven Kellogg.
Oh, Steven Kellogg has fun and interesting stories with wonderful illustrations. Do check out his books when you are at the library. Boys and girls both find so much to enjoy about these stories. Today I made a work page about real or fantasy for The Missing Mitten Mystery. Of course, to adults, there is no mystery at all. Annie, the main character, has lost five mittens this winter and thinks she is in big trouble. Really, she and her dog have an adventure just playing outside and looking for the mitten. At first, she retraces her steps and looks in reasonable places, and then she begins using her wild imagination. She even thinks maybe she could plant a mitten tree and grow so many mittens she could give dozens of pairs for presents. When she gets near her house she is called in for hot chocolate and is not in trouble.
Rain causes snow to melt on the snowman outside of the window which reveals a mitten stuck on his chest. They pretend the snowman grew a heart! The story and illustrations are entertaining, and Annie is safe from being in trouble the entire time. Although the children in your classroom or home would never lose a mitten, this would be a fun read anyway!