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QUICK NOTE...Update: 1/2/19

The blog is slowly coming back on line. We were right in the path of Hurricane Michael (like so many others), and while the family is safe (pups, and parents), the house didn't fair as well. So, reading and blogging (as much as I adore it) have to take a back burner. I've finally reached a stage in all this chaos that I feel that I can try to take a few baby steps back into the blogging world. A post here, a post there, and who knows. Hope you stay along for the ride!

Monday, October 7, 2013

My Yellow Umbrella by Chris Robertson

Hi guys!
Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers....the place to be when you're day is dark and gray but a little reading might just help bring the sunshine in.  
That's right.  I aim to be that bright spot in your day.  Hopefully I'm achieving my goal and if not, I suspect you'd all tell me, right?  *looks nervously round*  Speaking of bright spots, today's featured title will definitely work towards that goal and surprised me in the process too!  How so?  Well, from the title and the cover I was thinking ...what a perfect fit for a rainy day!  In actuality, it was something more.  Ready to meet today's guest?  Shake off the rain droplets and put your galoshes up to dry, it's time to focus on today's ebook of choice....

ISBN:  9781623955434
eISBN:  9781623955427

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 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 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
Ebook for review courtesy of author Chris Robertson.  (THANKS!)  For more information on this great for all ages title as well as his other works, be sure to check out his official site, like him on Twitter, or friend him on Facebook.  This title is available now in ebook AND print forms via Xist Publishing, so seek thee out a copy for your reading and sharing pleasure.

Until next time....happy reading!


Juju at Tales of said...

OMG too cute. I love the art.

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Oh so cute! :D Hope you are doing well. I've been a bit mia lately with so much going on. :) It looks like you've been busy! :D

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