The Big Umbrella

The Big Umbrella

eBook - 2018
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"A subtle, deceptively simple book about inclusion, hospitality, and welcoming the 'other.'" —Kirkus Reviews "A boundlessly inclusive spirit...This open-ended picture book creates a natural springboard for discussion." —Booklist "This sweet extended metaphor uses an umbrella to demonstrate how kindness and inclusion work...A lovely addition to any library collection, for classroom use or for sharing at home." —School Library Journal In the tradition of Alison McGhee's Someday, beloved illustrator Amy June Bates makes her authorial debut alongside her eleven-year-old daughter with this timely and timeless picture book about acceptance.By the door there is an umbrella. It is big. It is so big that when it starts to rain there is room for everyone underneath. It doesn't matter if you are tall. Or plaid. Or hairy. It doesn't matter how many legs you have. Don't worry that there won't be enough room under the umbrella. Because there will always be room. Lush illustrations and simple, lyrical text subtly address themes of inclusion and tolerance in this sweet story that accomplished illustrator Amy June Bates cowrote with her daughter, Juniper, while walking to school together in the rain.
Publisher: 2018
ISBN: 9781534406599
Call Number: OverDrive ebook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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KidsLit Feb 26, 2019

A simple, whimsical tale about inclusion and kindness.

DCLkids Feb 13, 2019

A Storytime Favorites pick. Discuss whether this Big Umbrella will be big enough for everyone as you and your child see more and more people come along to get out of the rain.

ArapahoeCarina May 30, 2018

Simple, sweet and tender story of good nature, kindness, goodwill, goodness, niceness and compassion. Helping our community makes us Big!. Do what is right, no matter what people think. Beautiful illustrations!.

VaughanPLMallory Mar 17, 2018

Ages 3-7
A nice, quick read about inclusion and belonging, with beautiful watercolour illustrations. The short sentences make this a good choice for beginning independent readers, but is also a great story to be shared.


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