This is a little ray of sunshine in an otherwise monotone world. We step into the pages with a young girl and her pup as she greets the world with a smile and her trusty yellow umbrella. It makes grey skies blue. It turns frowns upside down. It makes the perfect accessory for any outing, outfit, or outlandish mood...all by itself.
It's a security blanket without the nap time draw. It's a creative spark without a flame. It's a positive outlook given a form everyone recognizes as something that protects us from the storm...as well as something that opens up a realm of possibilities when options seem limited. The adventures the little girl has with her yellow umbrella will inspire many children to think outside the box...as well as some adults. (^_^)
Throughout her adventures, you can't help but be captivated by the illustrations. Simple yet powerful with details spared and to spare; each scene has something to share in its extraordinarily understated way. But...the fun doesn't stop there. Though storybooks are moved along by their pictorial contributions, the story in this one though apart from the action at times, allows you to float down the river, sail through the night sky and ride along with the little girl (and pup!) as they ride the trolley. They narrate yet only just allowing room for your imagination to take care of the rest. Perhaps my favorite scene of all is when her color choice is being explained...gotta say, I have to agree. Yellow may not be everyone's color, but it definitely brings a smile to your face.
|Author Chris Robertson|
Until next time....happy reading!