Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 4 to 8
- Grade: p to 3
This acclaimed picture book is now available in paperback! The hardcover edition of Ella's Umbrella's is a 2009 Alcuin Society Award for Excellence in Book Design third prize winner, a 2014 Rainforest of Reading nominee, a 2010 Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize finalist, and a 2011 Canadian Toy Testing Council Top 10 Great Books for Children selection.
Ella has every umbrella under the rainbow, from aquamarine to jellybean green. Her umbrellas fill up the entire house. Aunt Stella from Kathmandu is coming to visit and Ella's mom demands that Ella get rid of her umbrellas. But Ella wants to keep her precious possessions. Brought to life through rhythmic text and fun watercolor illustrations, this is the perfect book to cheer anyone up on a drizzly day.
About the authors
Jennifer Lloyd is the author of several children's books, including Looking for Loons (a Canadian Toy Testing Council Top 10 pick), Ella’s Umbrellas (an Alcuin Award for Excellence in Book Design winner, and a Rainforest of Reading and Christie Harris Children’s Literature Prize nominee), The Best Thing About Kindergarten, Taffy Time, and the Murilla Gorilla series (multiple books in the series are Alcuin Award for Excellence in Book Design winners and Canadian Children's Book Centre Best Books for Kids and Teens selections). When she is not at her writing desk, she works as a kindergarten teacher in Blainville, Québec. You can find out more about Jennifer's books at www.jenniferlloyd.ca.
Ashley Spires est diplômé de l'Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design. Artiste touche à tout, elle a créé des sites Internet, des livres et des marionnettes. Elle est auteure et illustratrice de plusieurs livres dont Quel génie!, la série Basile le chat de l'espace,Petit Paul, Chien recherche garçon et André est débordé. Ashley a également illustré Le Labo des malins par Shar Levine et Leslie Johnstone. Elle vit à Delta, en Colombie-Britannique.
Ashley Spires earned her BFA at the Emily Carr Institute of Art and went on to earn a graduate diploma in illustration from Sheridan College. She is also the illustrator of Binky the Space Cat. Ashley lives in British Columbia, but you can find her at www.ashleyspires.com.
Excerpt: Ella's Umbrellas (by (author) Jennifer Lloyd; illustrated by Ashley Spires)
“From Ella's Umbrella's, by Ashley Spires:
"Ella had big umbrellas and small umbrellas.
She had umbrellas in pink, turquoise and tangerine.
She had them in every color, even jellybean green.
Several were striped and a few speckled with spots.
A sprinkling had sparkles. A handful had hearts.
Some opened slowly and plenty went POP!
Ella had too many umbrellas."
Other titles by Jennifer Lloyd
Other titles by Ashley Spires
Quelle idée magnifique!
Most Magnificent Idea, The
La fée scientifique : Solide, liquide, gazeux
Burt the Beetle Doesn't Bite!
Solid, Liquid, Gassy (A Fairy Science Story)
Le Canada, c'est moi
I Am Canada: A Celebration
La fée scientifique
The Story of "O Canada"