The Green Umbrella (Hardcover)
Northsouth Books, 9780735842182, 32pp.
Publication Date: January 31, 2017
A 2017 Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year Things aren't always what they seem in this charming tale of imagination, sharing and friendship. When Elephant takes a peaceful walk with his green umbrella, he's interrupted by Hedgehog, Cat, Bear, and Rabbit--all claiming that they've had exciting adventures with his umbrella. After all, it is an umbrella, and it certainly hasn't been on any adventures more exciting than a walk in the rain. Or has it? Jackie Azua Kramer and illustrator Maral Sassouni both make their debut in this fun read-aloud.
About the Author
Jackie Azua 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. The Green Umbrella is Jackie's first picture book. Visit jackie at www.jackieazuakramer.com 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 Sarmede, 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. The Green Umbrella is Maral's first picture book.