The Umbrella

The Umbrella

Book - 2004
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Carlos goes into the cloud forest to look for animals, but he manages to miss seeing them even though they have an adventure with his umbrella.
Publisher: New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2004.
ISBN: 9780399242151
Characteristics: p. cm.


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Oct 11, 2014

This story is the adventure of Carlos who goes off into the jungle with his homemade umbrella hoping to find animals. While he is climbing a tree, the animals he is looking for invade his umbrella.

This is a wonderful glimpse into the world of the Costa Rican jungle. The illustrations are gorgeous and colorful. I love the leaves off to the side that show another mini illustration on the page.

Unfortunately, the text is not very interesting. There is a lot of complaining by the different animals as they crowd into the umbrella. The frog also speaks Spanish so knowing how to read it helps. Some of the animals are unfamiliar such as the kinkajou, tapir and quetzal. A beginning reader would have a very hard time reading this book.

This would be a wonderful introduction for children to this part of the world.

Jul 16, 2010

Loved The Mitten but this story was disappointing as it is the hispanic jungle version of the above. She follows the same recipe for The Hat as well.

Jul 05, 2009

a fictionis character named carlos adventures off on a interesting journey to a rainforest
where he missed seeing a few animals which include tapir,tocan and a jaguar.


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Jul 05, 2009

awake88 thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and under


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