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The Umbrella by Ingrid Schubert
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Mar 13, 12

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Read in March, 2012

What a beautiful story with the words left to you and your audience's imagination. The Umbrella is a picture book containing no words for nursery aged children. I gave this book 4 stars because when reading it I loved the rare reaction my children had. The story is of a little puppy who decided to investigate a red umbrella. Because of the magnificent pictures, it is clear that it is fall and very windy. The wind picks the puppy and the umbrella up and takes them on an adventure around the world. The umbrella serves as a kite, boat, sled, and shield. The illustrations are very detailed and my children had so much fun putting their own words into each page. This book can be used for multiple purposes when instructing children. The way I used it was by letting my 2 and 3 year olds take turns depicting each place the umbrella traveled. You could also use this book for older children and have them draw a place where the dog sailed over. This is an awesome one-of-a-kind illustration book.
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