The Big Umbrella
Illustrator Amy June Bates makes her authorial debut alongside her eleven-year-old daughter with this timely and timeless picture book about acceptance. By the door there is an umbrella. It is big. It is so big that when it starts to rain there is room for everyone underneath. It doesn?t matter if you are tall. Or plaid. Or hairy. It doesn?t matter how many legs you have. Don?t worry that there won?t be enough room under the umbrella. Because there will always be room. Lush illustrations and simple, lyrical text subtly address themes of inclusion and tolerance in this sweet story that accomplished illustrator Amy June Bates co-wrote with her daughter, Juniper, while walking to school together in the rain.