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The Umbrella

By Carrie Kingsley, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Rain turns into wonder in a lovely, uplifting picture book.

Black-and-white drawing of a girl holding a tattered yellow umbrella while her puppy sits wagging its tail.

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The combination of simple words and friendly illustrations welcomes young readers in to a world that encourages them to persevere through hard times and be open to optimism and adventure. The Umbrella is a great reminder to get up off the couch when things feel gloomy, and that the mere act of putting one foot in front of the other can change your outlook. The colors and characters' expressions delightfully set the mood in this wonderful read-aloud, and it's full of great sight words for emerging readers.

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