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Art Class and Story Time with Art Matters Studio

Join Us for Story Time Arts & Crafts
with Kerry Pease-Coble of Art Matters Studio


A single mitten is excluded by a matching pair in this endearing picture book about friendship, belonging and the pressure to "match." For fans of The Day the Crayons Quit.

The Three Little Mittens

Dotty and Other Dotty are a matching set of mittens. When another mitten, Stripes, loses her partner and becomes a single mitten, they don't feel the need to include her. She doesn't "match" them, so she is banished to the dark, lonely pocket of the Little Girl who owns them. Before long, however, Dotty loses her partner, and now she doesn't match the reunited pair of Stripes and Other Stripes, who in turn banish her to the pocket. "YOU don't match!" they tell her.

When the Little Girl, who has been listening to their conversations, weighs in with a huge question ("Why do you have to match?"), the mittens are shocked. Then comes their realization that "matching" often means leaving someone out. This prompts the Little Girl to break a fundamental rule of fashion so that individual mittens (and maybe even socks! or shoes!) can be themselves — and everyone can belong.

A warm and fuzzy story with lots of laughs, this latest picture book from Linda Bailey explores what it feels like to be excluded and included and celebrates one-of-a-kindness!

Kerry Pease-Coble has over 25 years of private teaching experience and is an award winning exhibiting painter. Kerry obtained my BFA from Rhode Island School of Design with further study at Tyler School of Art and MICA, and has been honored with a residency at the prestigious Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA. Kerry has spent their life surrounded by artists and educators. Their father, the late David Pease, was the dean at both Tyler School of Art and Yale Art School and has work in dozens of major museum collections. Guilford has been their adult home and "happy place." It has been a dream of theirs to move back to New England and reestablish the studio here.

Art Matters Studio offers opportunities for artists of all experience levels to not only develop skills, but feel part of a community where they are encouraged to experiment, have fun and develop their own artistic vision. Children's programing is offered for ages toddler through teen and limited to small groups of 8-12. Custom programming, homeschool classes and private lessons are offered upon request for ages 6+. Choose the programs that works best for you, from one day workshops and drop in programs to multi week sessions. Summer and Schools Out camps provide fun opportunities for children on the holidays and their popular 'Arty Parties' offer creative celebrations for birthday and other events.


This event is suitable for children ages 3 and up. Caregivers must be present at all times.

Event Date: 
Wednesday, December 13, 2023 - 10:30am EST
Event address: 
RJ Julia Booksellers
768 Boston Post Road
Madison, CT 06443
The Three Little Mittens By Linda Bailey, Natalia Shaloshvili (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Linda Bailey, Natalia Shaloshvili (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781774880111
Availability: On Our Shelves; Typically Ships in 1-2 Days
Published: Tundra Books - October 24th, 2023

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