The Umbrella, by Dieter Shubert
A little dog finds an
umbrella in the garden on a windy day. The moment the dog picks up the
umbrella, it catches the wind and pulls the dog skywards. This is the
start to fantastic journey around the world. The wind carries the
umbrella and the dog all over the world, from the desert to the sea,
from the jungle to the north pole.
Every now and again I come across a picture book that blows me away (pun intended) with its originality.
Entirely wordless, this story of a little black dog and his adventure with the umbrella is beautifully illustrated. The story flows from one picture to the next, and you realize that no words are needed, because the pictures do a better job at telling the dog’s story than words could ever do.
The artwork is breathtaking. When a story relies entirely on pictures, it is absolutely necessary that they be beautiful. Don’t you just love that cover? I just stumbled across this book at the library. I picked it up because of the colors and the amazing artwork.
Highly recommended wordless picture book for all ages.