Perfect for fans of Amélie, this is a charming story about the power of friendship, love and pink polka dots to turn rainy days into sunny ones and sadness into joy.
When it's bright outside, Adele is the heart of her community, greeting everyone who comes into her café with arms wide open. But when it rains, she can't help but stay at home inside, under the covers. Because Adele takes such good care of her friends and customers, one of them decides to take care of her too, and piece by piece leaves her little gifts that help her find the joy in a gray, rainy day. Along with cute-as-a-button illustrations, The Pink Umbrella celebrates thoughtful acts of friendship.
AMÉLIE CALLOT grew up in the Alps before settling in southwestern France. It was during a trip to Canada that she discovered her love of writing through stories she wrote about her travels. She now works as a writer and midwife in France. The Pink Umbrella is her first book.
Born and raised in Quebec, GENEVIÈVE GODBOUT studied traditional animation in Montreal and at the prestigious Gobelins school in Paris. She is the illustrator of a number of books for children, including When Santa Was a Baby, Kindergarten Luck (Chronicle) and Joseph Fipps (Enchanted Lion). Some of her clients include The Walt Disney Company, Chronicle, HMH, Flammarion, Bayard, Les éditions Milan and La Pastèque. She also works for clothing designers like Nadinoo and Mrs. Pomeranz, creating illustrations and prints for their collections.
"Engaging, lighthearted entertainment." --Kirkus Reviews
"In its very gentle way, The Pink Umbrella celebrates the quiet power of love to shift your perspective of the world towards positivity… a charming read… Recommended." --CM Magazine
"A winsome, slice-of-life confection." -- Quill and Quire