Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The green umbrella

by Jackie Azúa Kramer
illustrated by Maral Sassouni
age range: 3 years old and up
NorthSouth Books

Elephant loves his green umbrella. He perfectly remembers all the times it has sheltered him from the rain and from the sun, and also all the times he has pretended the umbrella was a sword, a baseball bat, or a balancing pole. But now hedgehog believes the umbrella is his boat. Cat believes it is his tent. And bear believes it is his flying machine. Elephant is sure they are wrong, but he doesn't mind to share his umbrella with them.

Delightful pictures illustrate this cute story about friendship and sharing. All the animals claim to own the green umbrella, but at the same time all of them are quick to share it. Gathered under the umbrella they drink tea, share stories, and build a strong friendship. Sweet story, beautiful message, excellent book. I will keep an eye for sure on future works by this author and this illustrator!

I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

1 comment:

  1. What a delightful jacket illustration and story line to inspire friendship, creativity and imagination in young readers!