The Elephant's Umbrella

The Elephant's Umbrella

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Overview

Elephant is always ready and willing to share her prized possession – a brightly colored umbrella. When the rain comes, Elephant likes to put up her umbrella and invite her friends underneath. But one day the umbrella is swept away by the wind and meets the leopard and the bear, who have very different ideas about how to use its shelter: they think only of how the umbrella will make it nicer for them to hunt and eat. The umbrella knows who it’d rather belong to – but will she find Elephant again, in time for the next downpour?

This heart-warming tale, full of opportunities for discussion, celebrates how sharing can make you happy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781910328545
Publisher: Tiny Owl Publishing
Publication date: 02/04/2020
Pages: 24
Sales rank: 370,809
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 3 - 5 Years

About the Author

Laleh Jaffari is an Iranian author, translator and TV director and has written over 25 children’s books.

Ali Khodai has illustrated over 80 books and has won many national awards in his home country of Iran.

Read an Excerpt

The elephant loved his umbrella. Whether it drizzled or poured, he’d open his umbrella and walk into the rain, proud to ask anybody he saw to join him under it.

One day, when the elephant was sleeping, the wind swept his umbrella away and gave it to the leopard. As soon as the leopard saw the umbrella, he said, ‘What a lovely umbrella! Will you be mine?’

‘If I become yours,’ asked the umbrella, ‘Where will you take me when it rains?’ ‘I’ll take you hunting with me!’ said the leopard proudly. ‘I’ll hunt anybody I see. And then I’ll sit under you and eat them.’ ‘No, no!’ replied the umbrella. ‘I’ll certainly not belong to you.’

And she chased after the wind calling, ‘Take me with you!’ The wind took the umbrella to the bear. As soon as the bear saw the umbrella, he said, “What a lovely umbrella! Will you be mine?” ‘If I become yours,’ asked the umbrella, ‘Where will you take me when it rains?’

‘I’ll take you to the bees,’ said the bear. ‘I’ll take their honey. And then I’ll sit under you and eat all that honey by myself.’

‘No, no!’ replied the umbrella. ‘I’ll certainly not belong to you.’ And she chased after the wind again.

It was just starting to rain again and the umbrella looked everywhere for the elephant. She finally spotted him looking for her. She span over his head so he could see her.

The elephant was overjoyed. He ran into the rain and asked anybody he saw to join him under his umbrella

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