By Jan Brett
Who cannot love a Jan Brett book? I’ve always thought her illustrations were fantastic and this book is no exception.
The Umbrella is a wonderful story set in the rainforest. Young Carlos goes off to search for animals in the rainforest. He brings with him his umbrella, which he leaves at the bottom of a fig tree as he begins to climb it.
Unbeknownst (is that a word?) to him, all the animals end up congregating in his umbrella at the bottom of the tree.
It is a great book to read for any rainforest theme. My daughter liked learning and remembering the names of the rainforest animals.
I accidentally ended up with this book. I had it on reserve at the library, but I didn’t pay attention to the author. I was looking for Umbrella by Taro Yashimo, a 1959 honor book. If I had to get the wrong book, at least it was a good one!
Does anyone have a favorite Jan Brett book? I think mine is The Three Snow Bears.
This is odd to me…HA…I feel like I am talking to myself!! I’m not used to asking questions in my reviews.