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.

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