February 17, 2011
February 17, 2011
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.
This is a Costa Rican rain forest version of an earlier Brett work called THE MITTEN, in which a variety of animals in a snowy wood scampered into a mitten. Carlos takes an umbrella made of banana leaves into a lush tropical milieu and drops it on the ground while he climbs a tree. One exotic creature after another finds it and jumps in, including a tapir, a toucan, a quetzal, and a kinkajou. A playful monkey flings the umbrella into the stream before jumping aboard. The merriment abruptly halts when a jaguar hops in, as all the other animals fervently hope that they won't be devoured. Author Jan Brett's spectacularly colorful and detailed paintings of the animals in the wondrous Monteverdi Cloud Forest accompany her text.
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Animals / General, General, Nature + the Natural World / Environment
- Genre: Juvenile Fiction
- Subgenre: Nature + the Natural World / Environment, General, Animals / General
- Age: Baby - 3 years
- Language: English
- Release Date: February 17, 2011
- Online Item #: 13340575
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-62-7569
- ISBN: 9780399255403
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported