Buy The Elephant’s Umbrella
It’s been wet and windy recently, so we’ve all had our brollies out this week! But have you ever heard of a talking umbrella? We’re celebrating our title The Elephant’s Umbrella, a perfect story for this season’s wet weather!
Imagine if your umbrella could talk, or even choose its owner! Would it choose you? A gust of wind separates Elephant and Umbrella on a wet and windy day in the jungle. As Umbrella blows through the jungle, it meets Leopard and Bear. But they are not like Elephant. Leopard just wants to hunt and Bear only wants to eat honey. Bear and Leopard are really very selfish. Umbrella wants to return home to Elephant. Elephant knows how to share…and sharing feels good.
This heart-warming tale, full of opportunities for discussion, celebrates the value of generosity and how sharing can make you happy. Ali Khodai’s vibrant illustrations bring the jungle to life and the animals shine brightly out of the wet, green foliage. Leopard and Bear, whilst very selfish, are charming characters that you feel just need a good talking to! Perhaps gentle, kind and generous Elephant has some lessons to teach them…
The Elephant’s Umbrella is written by Iranian author Laleh Jaffari, illustrated by Ali Khodai and translated by Azita Rassi. Khodai has won many national awards in Iran and we are delighted to be sharing his work with you.
- The Sunday Times: Watch out for the Elephant’s Umbrella! Link
- A poster of this book is now available to download
- The Elephant’s Umbrella has been longlisted for the North Somerset Teachers’ Book Award! Read their wonderful review
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