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Umbrella (Picture Puffins) by Taro Yashima

Umbrella (Picture Puffins) (1959)

by Taro Yashima

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This book is about a young girl who is fascinated with her red rubber boots and umbrella. Wondering when she will get to wear them. At three years old, Momo got an umbrella and a pair of red boots for her birthday. She was very happy, and could barely wait to use them, especially the umbrella. But, that year, an Indian Summer was lingering over the city and no rain was in sight. Every day Momo looked for the rain but the rain still didn’t fall. Tired of waiting, she tried to use the umbrella because anyway. One day, the sun was bothering her eyes, but her mother told her to wait, for the rain will come one day. Another day, it was windy and Momo said that the umbrella would protect her eyes, but again, her mother asked her to be patient for the rain will come.

I would read this to my son. ( )
  MsYvette83 | Sep 22, 2018 |
Story about a Japanese American girl living in New York who waits for a rainy day so she can use her umbrella. Not only is it the first day she gets to use the umbrella, it is also the first day she walks in the city without holding one of her parents' hand. Illustrations in this Caldecott honor recipient, while still nice and colorful, do not hold up well to today's standards. The author includes a few Japanese words and their translations for young readers. ( )
  thornton37814 | Apr 10, 2018 |
In this book, Momo gets an umbrella and goes on an adventure with it. She got it on her 8th birthday and uses it on days where it rained and when it didn't. One of the things she enjoyed the most was the sound raindrops made when hitting the umbrella. Then she goes on to enjoy other tasks throughout her day like playing her xylophone.

Age: 3-8
Source: Pierce Library
  JayDani | Nov 28, 2017 |
momo gets an umbrella, uses it on days without rain. one day it rains and she used her umbrella. she makes music on her xylaphone using the sounds of the raindrops. she is older know and does not remember.

Ages: 3-5
Source: ECED classroom
  lorrie_warren | Nov 21, 2017 |
An interesting story about a girl and her umbrella and how she wants to use it but she has to wait for the right weather. The little girl hears music from the raining retreats it at home with her own instrument. The girl ends up forgetting about the whole event both her parents remember to this day.

Source: Pierce college class room/ Angela for an example. ( )
  Soffiee | Oct 18, 2017 |
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Momo eagerly waits for a rainy day so she can use the red boots and umbrella she received on her third birthday.

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