Henrik Drescher The Yellow Umbrella

ISBN 13: 9780027332407

The Yellow Umbrella

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PreSchool-Grade 2 In this wordless picture book, a bright yellow umbrella warms the black line drawings and pale lemon scenes. A father taking his daughter to a city zoo (five animals squeezed into a tiny square) loses his umbrella to a monkey. She and her baby sail away clinging to its handle. Surviving a storm and a brush with crocodiles, they find themselves in a monkey-rich jungle. The book ends with these adventurersand a new-found male primatesnuggled asleep in the top of a palm tree with the umbrella as a sheltering roof. Although the artistic styles are utterly different, Drescher's themes recall John Goodall's Jacko (HBJ, 1972) in which a monkey ingeniously returns to his jungle family, and The Surprise Picnic (Macmillan, 1977) in which an umbrella is used as emergency transport for mother and young. Still, the book's engaging narrative pace and droll depictions of both the natural and man-made worlds in Drescher's quirky drawings give it an appeal of its own. Patricia Dooley, formerly at Drexel University, Philadelphia
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Publishers Weekly:

In the middle of the metropolis stands the zoo, in the center of which sits the monkey and child. A visitor and his little girl lose their yellow umbrella in the monkeys' arena. When the umbrella opens up, the monkeys take off, Mary Poppinsstyle. They soar beyond the city, over mountains and waters, through a storm, andwith the umbrella as a boatjourney down a winding river, over a waterfall and into the jungle where they are greeted by their own kind. This is a wordless tale of a family reunion that occurs thanks to an all-purpose contraptionthe umbrella. The monkeys' odyssey from civilization to their own place of contentment is simply articulated by Drescher's two-color pictures. The cross-hatching and crabbed ink lines produce offbeat approximations of familiar forms. Ages 2-7.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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