“…Originally published in French, Under the Umbrella beautifully celebrates the gentle power of kindness to bring people of different ages together on common ground. The rhyming text is lilting and descriptive, pairing seamlessly with the book’s bold illustrations that are reminiscent of Picasso in the most delightful way. Facial features are stylized and rendered in a mix of bright colours and charcoal grey, lending the illustrations a unique contrast that adds visual interest. Young readers will feast their eyes on the array of sweet treats in the patisserie window, as a rainbow of macaroons, tarts and éclairs float by.
Under the Umbrella is a visually stunning picture book that will warm the hearts of all who read it.”
Thematic Links: Intergenerational Relationships; Generosity; Kindness; Sharing
Read the full review on page 4 of the February 2017 issue of Resource Links