El paraguas verde: (Spanish Edition) (Paperback)

El paraguas verde: (Spanish Edition) By Jackie Azúa Kramer, Maral Sassouni  (Illustrator), Lawrence Schimel (Translated by) Cover Image

El paraguas verde: (Spanish Edition) (Paperback)

By Jackie Azúa Kramer, Maral Sassouni (Illustrator), Lawrence Schimel (Translated by)


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A comical story of imagination, sharing, and friendship available in Spanish!

Elephant is enjoying a peaceful walk with his green umbrella, when suddenly a Hedgehog says: I believe you have my boat. Elephant listens patiently as Hedgehog insists: I crossed deep oceans . . . tasted the salty spray of whales [in that umbrella-boat]. Cat, Bear, and Rabbit soon interrupt Elephant—each claiming that his umbrella is really their tent, flying machine, and cane. Elephant is flabbergasted—after all, it’s an umbrella, and it certainly hasn’t been on any adventures more exciting than a walk in the rain. Or has it?

Jackie Azúa Kramer and illustrator Maral Sassouni have created a gem in this fun read-aloud!

Praise for The Green Umbrella
A 2017 Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year
Mom's Choice Award - Gold
A 2017 Parents' Choice Silver Honor

"The lesson about sharing and generosity is elegantly wrapped around lovely language."—Kirkus Reviews
Jackie Azúa Kramer was born in Manhattan, New York. Many lives ago Jackie was an actor, singer, and school counselor. Her work with children presented her with an opportunity to address their concerns, secrets, and hopes through storytelling. 

Many of Jackie’s best ideas happen in a bathtub full of bubbles. Jackie and her family live happily in Long Island, New York.

Maral Sassouni was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She has been an illustrator for more than 20 years. In 2013 she won the SCBWI Portfolio Grand Prize. Her work was selected by the Society of Illustrators in New York (2014), and also honored by the 3x3 Picture Book Show in 2012, 2013 and 2014. 

Her art has been exhibited in group shows of children’s illustration all over the world: in Sàrmede, Italy, for the Immagini della Fantasia exhibit (2011, 2012); in Mexico City, at the Museo Franz Mayer in conjunction with the IBBY Congress of 2014; in South Korea, at the 2013 Nami Island Illustration exhibit. Also in Geneva, at the United Nations Headquarters, and in Brussels, at the European Parliament. 

Lawrence Schimel is a bilingual (Spanish/English) author and literary translator, who divides his time between his native New York and Madrid, Spain. He has published over 130 books as an author, which have won honors such as a Crystal Kite Award from the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, a White Raven from the International Youth Library in Munich, and have been chosen by IBBY for Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities (three times). He has also published over 160 books as a literary translator, into Spanish or English, which have won numerous distinctions, including a Batchelder Honor and a New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book. 
Lawrence Schimel es un escritor y traductor literario bilingüe (español/inglés), que divide su tiempo entre su ciudad natal de Nueva York y Madrid, España. Ha publicado más de 130 libros como autor, que han ganado honores como un Premio Crystal Kite de la Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, un White Raven de la Biblioteca Internacional Juvenil en Munich, y han sido elegido por IBBY para Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabi-lities (tres veces). También ha publicado más de 160 libros como traductor, al español o al inglés, que han ganado muchos reconocimientos, como un Batchelder Honor y un New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books.
Product Details ISBN: 9780735845046
ISBN-10: 0735845042
Publisher: NorthSouth Books
Publication Date: October 18th, 2022
Pages: 32
Language: Spanish
"...kids won’t realize how much they are learning, thinking, and developing—an instant favorite and must for every shelf."
— Children's Literature Reviews


"There's no mistaking how easy it is to share this book."
— Matthew Winner

"A sweet story of a blossoming friendship between five lovable and imaginative characters, united by one special green umbrella. I want to jump right in to the lush paintings and join in their fun!"
— Lauren Castillo, Author/ Illustrator of Caldecott Honor Book "Nana in the City"

"Illustrated in spreads that alternate the rainy-day narrative in vignettes with full-bleed spreads that allow the flight-of-fancy retellings to render a deeper mood, the animals' stories are delightfully descriptive...The lesson about sharing and generosity is elegantly wrapped around lovely language."
— Kirkus Reviews

"Debut author Kramer’s imagination-fueled encounter makes good use of fellow newcomer Sassouni’s gift for conjuring up fairy-tale landscapes...And Kramer’s storytelling passages sustain their lofty tone with no off notes—no easy task."
— Publishers Weekly

"Whimsical and cartoonlike animals, depicted with a touch of vintage style, will delight readers as the story shows all the imaginative ways an umbrella can be used. The brightly colored acrylic illustrations complement the conversational text, which is suitable to read aloud to an audience... The author and illustrator work well together to deliver a charming tale of sharing, friendship, and adventure. An enjoyable rainy day read-aloud."
— School Library Journal

"The text provides just the right amount of tension and repetition to propel the story forward at a nice pace."
— Booklist

"The Green Umbrella encourages the imagination in each of us, and our desire to share and make friends."
— Kiss the Book