Jan Brett’s New York Times bestselling picture book The Umbrella has all the rollicking fun of the woodland animals that crowd into a mitten in the snow in The Mitten. Only this time it’s in a lush cloud forest as one by one, tree frog, toucan, kinkajou, baby tapir, quetzal, monkey, and jaguar crowd into an open, upside down banana umbrella until a tiny hummingbird lands and they all fall out. A shortened text for toddlers and simple Spanish phrases like “Hola!” add to the fun of reading aloud this lively board book.
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“Handsomely designed and beautifully executed.” –Kirkus Reviews
“The watercolor-and-gouache illustrations are stunning.” –School Library Journal
About Jan Brett
With over thirty four million books in print, Jan Brett is one of the nation’s foremost author illustrators of children’s books. Jan lives in a seacoast town in Massachusetts, close to where she grew up. During the summer her family… More about Jan Brett
Published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers Feb 17, 2011| 36 Pages| 6-1/4 x 5| Baby-3| ISBN 9780399255403