THE UMBRELLA by Ingrid and Dieter Schubert (Lemniscaat, 2011)
In a highly effective wordless tale that begins on the opening endpaper, a small black Scottie dog discovers a bright red umbrella. It soon becomes the vehicle for a series of adventures that take the two around the world. The spreads, which vary from panoramic to close-up views are full of excitement and the Schuberts’ effective use of color will draw children into the journey. The book’s back endpaper cleverly brings a humorous and satisfying twist to the Schuberts’ all-visual saga.
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