Ella has every umbrella under the rainbow: spotted, striped, aquamarine, even jellybean green. They fill up the entire house. Aunt Stella from Katmandu is coming to visit and Ella's mom demands Ella get rid of her umbrellas. But Ella wants to keep her precious possessions. Will Ella realize that opening up one's heart during a downpour is more important -- and more gratifying -- than opening up an umbrella?
Brought to life through rhythmic text and watercolour illustrations, this is the perfect book to cheer anyone up on a drizzly day.
* Canadian Toy Testing Council Award, 2011 * Shortlisted for the BC Book Prizes, 2010 * Winner of an Alcuin Award, 2010
Jennifer Lloyd is a kindergarten teacher in Blainville, Quebec. She is the author of One Winter Night and Looking for Loons.
Ashley Spires is an acclaimed illustrator of over five books including The Red Shoes and Penguin and the Cupcake. Ashley currently lives in Saskatchewan.