A charming film, this beautiful depiction of the approach of winter in the countryside will compel children aged 8-11 years old to discuss the importance of shelter and sustenance in a harsh environment. As snow falls, a girl and her grandparents prepare for a long winter in their small country home. The girl leaves her red mitten out in the snow, and it becomes a home for all sorts of animals as a source of shelter. The conclusion to the narrative, in which we see the grandmother preparing to knit a new glove, shows the relationship between the humans and animals in winter as harmonious and mutually supportive. This film can be used to explore potentially challenging themes — the necessity of a home for well-being, the need for safety and shelter — through their positive representation. The aesthetic quality of the short film is superb: the magical, cozy sentiment resonates in the generously warm animation style.