Under the Umbrella

Category: Book
Illustrated By: Arbona, Marion
By (author): Buquet, Catherine
Translated By: Woods, Erin
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / Canadian
  JUVENILE FICTION / Cooking & Food
  JUVENILE FICTION / Nature & the Natural World / Weather
  JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings
  JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship
Audience: children/juvenile
Publisher: Pajama Press Inc.
Published: March 2017
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 32
Size: 11.00in x 9.00in x 0.34in
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From The Publisher*The weather has never been worse. The man with the stormy heart is soaked and he's going to be late! His mood is as black as the sky. Outside a nearby patisserie, a little boy stands under the shelter of its awning, gazing at the beautiful treats on display. When the wind snatches the man's umbrella and drops it at the child's feet, can this hasty curmudgeon slow down long enough for an unlikely friendship to blossom? Catherine Buquet's touching debut in lyrical rhyme, accompanied by Marion Arbona's bold and stylish illustrations, celebrates intergenerational friendship and the magic of sharing. It also reminds children and adults alike that bright moments can be found on even the gloomiest of days.
From The Publisher*When the wind snatches a cranky man's umbrella and drops it at a the feet of little boy outside a patisserie, the hasty curmudgeon slows down long enough for an unlikely friendship to blossom.
Review Quote***Starred Review** Pithy poetry pairs with artful illustrations in this Canadian import, translated from the French...Arbona's fantastical illustrations play with perspective, shape, and pops of bright color that enliven scenes primarily composed of black, gray, and white. Buquet's text is translated into well-crafted verse by Woods. Memorable and instructive without a hint of didacticism.