The Umbrella by Ingrid & Dieter Schubert
There is always something special about a wordless picture book because the story is always the readers interpretation or imagination. They are great to use in teaching English as a second language because the reader can use all the words they know and learn a few more.
This story is simply a small dog who finds a red umbrella, gets caught in a big wind and travels around the world through all environments and finds himself back home wiser but glad to be there. The ending is a surprise as the mantle is handed over to another unknowing suspect.
Each double paged spread is a delight. African animals in which crocodiles are a stand out, a seascape with an impressive whale, turtles wondering what a dog is doing with a red umbrella, seals clapping at the wonder of it all, polar bear cub and mother startled at what they see and a weary yet happy dog as he arrives home to pass on the buck.
Ezceptional picture book. If you don’t get this you are mad or broke.