Youth Services Book Review recommend The Elephant’s Umbrella!
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Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4
What did you like about the book? This is a sweet book about an elephant who has an umbrella that he loves to share with anyone who needs to seek shelter under it. One day the umbrella is blown away and lands at the feet of some very selfish potential owners. These particular animals have no intention of sharing and only want to use the umbrella for their own personal gain. Luckily, the umbrella did not approve and caught itself in the wind to find Elephant again. The illustrations are full of bright characters, with a muted, almost watercolor background.
Anything you didn’t like about it? No
To whom would you recommend this book? This book is a nice, short story. Great for story hour. It would go well in a lesson about kindness and friendship.
Who should buy this book? Public library, daycare/preschool
Where would you shelve it? Picture book
Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? No
Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Lindsey Hughes, Marstons Mills Public Library, Marstons Mills, MA
Date of review: 12/26/19
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