When Elephant takes a peaceful walk with his green umbrella, he's
interrupted by a hedgehog, cat, bear, and rabbit―each claiming that
they’ve had exciting adventures with his umbrella. After all, it is an
umbrella, and it certainly hasn’t been on any adventures more exciting
than a walk in the rain. Or has it?
Things aren’t always what they seem in this charming tale of imagination, sharing and friendship.
A 2017 Bank Street Best Children's Book list Parents Choice Award (silver), Moms Choice Award (Gold)
Publishers Weekly: "Kramer’s imagination-fueled encounter makes good use of fellow newcomer Sassouni’s gift for conjuring up fairy-tale landscapes......"
Kirkus:"Illustrated in spreads that alternate the rainy-day narrative in vignettes with full-bleed spreads that allow the flight-of-fancy retellings to render a deeper mood, the animals' stories are delightfully descriptive...The lesson about sharing and generosity is elegantly wrapped around lovely language.."
Matthew Winner, All the Wonders : "...Many memories can be shared over a single prized possession. And as Sassouni's art plays in the worlds of joy and longing over a green umbrella, we see a group of characters come together to discover what they can offer another in need. There's no mistaking how easy it is to share this book."
"A sweet story of a blossoming friendship between five lovable and imaginative characters united by one special green umbrella. I want to join right in to the lush paintings and join in their fun!" ~Lauren Castillo (author-illustrator of Caldecott Honor Book "Nana in the City" See also GOODREADS