The Umbrella

 
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An Umbrella Adventure
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Reader reviewed by Kim Peek

Carlos goes into the cloud forest certain hell see a jaguar, a monkey, a toucan, a kinkajou and a tapir. When he doesnt see a thing, he drops his umbrella and climbs the giant fig tree. His umbrella begins to fill with water and Froggy jumps in. He is soon joined by Toucan, Kinkajou, Baby Tapir, Monkey, Toucan, Jaguar and Hummingbird. While the animals have an umbrella adventure, a puzzled Carlos wonders why he cant find any animals.

Jan Bretts amazing water color illustrations are the highlight of this book. On each page, detailed paintings tell the reader what is happening in the umbrella, what Carlos is up to and who will enter the umbrella next. There is something new to discover with each read.

A nice introduction to the rainforest, this book is also a fun book to use with toddlers to develop visual discrimination skills.
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