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UMBRELLA by Taro Yashima Kirkus Star


by Taro Yashima ; illustrated by Taro Yashima

Pub Date: March 1st, 1958
ISBN: 978-0-14-050240-4
Publisher: Viking

Momo longed to carry the blue umbrella and wear the bright red rubber boots she had been given on her third birthday. But day after day Indian summer continued. Momo tried to tell mother she needed to carry the umbrella to nursery school because the sunshine bothered her eyes. But Mother didn't let her use the umbrella then or when she said the wind bothered her. At last, though, rain fell on the city pavements and Momo carried her umbrella and wore her red boots to school. One feels the urgency of Momo's wish. The pictures are full of the city's moods and the child's joy in a rainy day.