Monday, 2 February 2015

Wordless Picture Books


German Illustrators
Ingrid & Dieter Schubert
The Umbrella
Book Island, 2015   $29.99hb  40pp
ISBN 978 0 9941 0985 9
Themes: Journeys/ Wordless picture books

On the windiest of days, a small black dog finds a bright red umbrella propped  against a tree.  The umbrella whisks him up, up into the sky and round the world over savannahs and ice floes, through jungles and coral seas, past mountains and rivers until the familiar roof of his own home appears and they float safely down to earth. Not a word is spoken in this brilliantly conceived and illustrated picture book but for a child with imagination and possibly with an adult ‘guide’ to help, it is a book full of stories, which may take some time to ‘read’.  Note that the end papers are part of the story and that inside the front cover is the place to begin.
Preschool up/ Age 3 up

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