Age Range: 2 and up
File Size: 4117 KB
Publisher: Xist Publishing (October 15, 2013)
Genre: Picture book
Source: From author for review (thank you!)
My Rating: 5 of 5 stars!
About the Book:
It's a beautiful day for a yellow umbrella!
Bright, retro-inspired illustrations accompany a little girl on her dreamy day with a yellow umbrella.
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About the Author/Illustrator:
Chris Robertson is an author/illustrator of Children's Picture Books. His most recent book is a collaboration with author Julia Dweck, "Pandora's Box". Chris's other books include "I'll Trade My Peanut-Butter Sandwich", "Little Miss Liberty", "Kit and Kaboodle", and "The Tooth That's on the Loose!". Chris's whimsical cartoon style feels light-hearted and carefree which seems to perfectly match his humorous writing style.
While in elementary school, Chris was introduced to "Curious George", "Madeline", and "Harry the Dirty Dog" by way of the Bookmobile. The introduction left such a strong impression, that even at an early age, Chris knew children's books were going to be an important part of his life.
Chris graduated from Cal State Northridge with a degree in illustration. He spent 10 years freelancing as an illustrator mainly for magazines and newspapers. With his cartoon style it only seem natural for him to venture into the field of animation. He broke in as a storyboard artist for Nickelodeon Animation Studios. Chris moved up the creative ladder to become storyboard director. During his tenure at Nickelodeon, he developed a strong sense of visual storytelling. Learning how to create a story only in pictures gave him the confidence to create and write his own children's books. Chris lives in Pasadena with his wife and three boys.
I initially gave this book 4 stars, but the more I read it to my kids and the more I reflect on it, the more I like it. Any book that can make you that happy deserves to be given 5 stars! Also, I am slightly (majorly) biased towards the color yellow. I can't help it.
I've never made it any secret that I adore Chris Robertson's work. His illustrations just make me happy. I LOVE the artwork in this book! All the scenes from my beloved San Francisco in there with the bright colors and the little girl are enough to make even an elephant feel like floating.
This is a feel good and enjoy your life because the world is a beautiful place kind of book.
My Yellow Umbrella is only $3.19 on Amazon!
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.