The girl who owns the yellow umbrella looks forward to a perfect day spent with her favorite "toy". We follow her through her imaginative games, always accompanied by her cute dog and her precious yellow umbrella.
This lovely picture book is dedicated to the children of Sandy Hook Elementary School. Its story is gentle and comforting, paying homage to that one special item each of us had in our childhood. It celebrates the power of a child's imagination to use a simple everyday object to transport them to other worlds.
The story is complemented by the beautiful, simple, old-fashioned illustrations by Chris himself. They are reminiscent of those found in the Harry books by Gene Zion and illustrated by Margaret Bloy Graham. I'm not surprised to hear that these books were a special part of Chris' early life.
I received this book for the purpose of providing an honest review.