My Little Green Umbrella
by Sandy Little
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Pub Date 05 Jan 2022 | Archive Date 07 Jun 2022
Outskirtspress, Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), Members' Titles
When a young girl finds a very special green umbrella in a thrift shop, she soon finds a world of adventure at her fingertips.
But as she grows older, the magical umbrella and its wonders are put away in the back of a closet....only to be rediscovered years later.
A heartwarming tribute to the power of imagination, My Little Green Umbrella is sure to be a favorite with readers both young and old.
A Note From the Publisher
Illustrated by Tom Lintern
Illustrated by Tom Lintern
“I enjoyed the fact that the umbrella also has a memory of the magical times it has spent with the children. Little ends the story beautifully. My Little Green Umbrella is the perfect story to cuddle up with on a rainy day. Don't be surprised if your little ones will want to get an umbrella of their own after reading Little's tale.”
—Kristine Zimmerman, Readers' Favorite
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Average rating from 46 members
When a little girl finds an umbrella, she never expected it to become her new friend.
It is difficult to write a review on a story so short without giving away spoilers. However, my daughter and I read this book together and we both loved it. The story is so heartwarming, it literally brought me to tears. More than once. I absolutely adored this book and look forward to reading more by this author.
I received a free copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
To me, this is an adult’s story masquerading as a child’s tale although both generations may well enjoy it. I loved the nostalgic feel of this story of the umbrella. In some ways it brought to mind, The Velveteen Rabbit, in terms of how important objects from our pasts can be forgotten or discarded but still can have deep meaning.
The illustrations in this title are beautiful; they have an old fashioned appeal that I very much liked. I will go back to enjoy them again, I am sure.
The story is about a special umbrella and what it means to two children and their childhoods. Who are they to one another? How does this special umbrella hold up? Read this very sweet book to find out.
Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher. All opinions are my own.
This children’s picture book is a sweet story about childhood, love, imagination, growing up, security, happiness, and ultimately, the circle of live. I enjoyed it very much.
This book deeply touched my heart as I reminisced about cherished childhood treasures that once again became treasures as I reached late adulthood. It gave me the reassurance that once something found its’ way to your heart, it remained there for the rest of your life, even if you forgot about it for a while.
The illustrations were beautiful, creative, and soothing. They reminded me of many of the illustrations in my favorite childhood books. The font was charming and reminded me of a fairy tale.
I think that any child ages toddler to early elementary would love this book! It would make a beautiful addition to any home, preschool, or elementary classroom. We must continue to encourage our children to use their imaginations.
I want to thank Author Sandy Little, Illustrator Tom Lintern, Outskirts Press, and NetGalley for the opportunity to review this Advanced Reader’s Copy. This is a voluntary review, and all comments and opinions are entirely my own.
My Little Green Umbrella is derivative — but in the best way. Sandy Little’s sing-song prose will put readers in mind of Shel Silverstein or fairy tales, but that’s not the best part of this picture book. Tom Lintern’s illustrations! So reminiscent of Ernest Shepherd’s illustrations in Winnie the Pooh! I would read the telephone directory if only Lintern would provide the companion drawings!
As with fairy tales, it’s obvious from the start what My Little Green Umbrella’s message is: a paean to the power of imagination. But, as with fairy tales, you won’t mind because it’s amazingly done.
In the interest of full disclosure, I received this book from NetGalley and Outskirts Press in exchange for an honest review.
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