Sunday, April 12, 2015

Books With Umbrellas!

Since April Showers bring May flowers, it would only be appropriate to explore books that focus on umbrellas as one of its story characters.  Have fun with your umbrella with these books, but don't get the pages wet!!!

Ella, Of Course by Sarah Weeks
When Ella is banned from bringing her umbrella to the dance recital, she comes up with an ingenious solution to the problem.  Just look how Ella peeks out from behind her umbrella!

One Rainy Day by M. Christina Butler
When Little Hedgehog goes for a walk one rainy day, his new umbrella proves its value in most unexpected ways.

The Umbrella by Jan Brett
Carlos goes into the cloud forest to look for animals, but he manages to miss seeing them even though they have an adventure with his umbrella.

Where is Rusty? by Sieb Posthuma

A sweet picture book about a curious young dog, Rusty, who gets lost in a big department store. When Rusty goes shopping with his mother, Henrietta, and Toby, his nose leads him astray and on a new adventure.  Can you see him hiding among the umbrellas?

Zig and the Magic Umbrella by Sylvie Kantorovitz
Zig, a small, blue creature who lives in a rainy, gray world, grabs hold of a red umbrella and is carried away to a colorful forest where he becomes a hero--and a friend.

And when you are done reading your books, here's a song to sing while you are out in the rain under your umbrella:

Come Under My Umbrella 
(Sung to the Tune of "Have You Ever Seen a Lassie?")
Come under my umbrella, umbrella, umbrella
Come under my umbrella, it's starting to storm
With thunder and lightning
And wind and rain
Come under my umbrella, it's starting to storm

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