Under The Umbrella

under-the-umbrellaIt’s raining and a grumpy man growls at the crowds and the clouds until a sudden gust takes his umbrella. In the distance is a colorful patisserie with a window full of cakes and creams and cookies. The umbrella lands at the feet of a little boy who is looking into the window. The man thanks the boy and offers him a rich, red rhubarb-raspberry tart. Then, the boy carefully breaks the tart in two, giving the man the larger part. Bold, fantastical illustrations that play with perspective, shape, and color accompany the rhyming text which is a delightful read-aloud. mjw
Title: Under The Umbrella
Author: Catherine Buquet
: Marion Arbona
: Pajama Press.  Toronto
: 2017
Original Language
: French
: Erin Woods
Original Title
: Sous le parapluie
Original Publisher
: Editions Les 400 coups
Original Copyright
: 2016
: 978-1-77278-016-1
Hardcover pages
: 32
Age range
: 4-8
: Picture Book
Illustrator’s ethnicity
: French
Illustrator’s residence
: Paris
: Emotions and feelings, Friendship, Sharing, Stories in rhyme, Umbrellas

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