What I loved: The illustrations here are truly lovely with lots of color and cute animals. The idea of the umbrella choosing who it wants to be with is cute. The moral of the story, which is spelled out at the end, is a good one of kindness mattering.
What left me wanting more: For sensitive toddlers/children, the idea of the leopard eating other animals may be difficult to hear. The writing is also a little awkward, but I think this may be due to the translation.
Final verdict: THE ELEPHANT'S UMBRELLA is a picture book with lovely illustrations and an overall message of kindness that will appeal to older readers.