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Yashima, Taro.
UMBRELLA
New York : Viking, 1986
IL K-3, RL 3.1
ISBN 0670738581
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Umbrella by Taro Yashima is about a little girl, Momo, which means peach in Japanese, who was born in New York.  On her 3rd birthday Momo receives presents from her parents that she canâ€t wait to put to good use.  Throughout the book we follow Momo through the seasons of the year in her eagerness to grow up.  This wonderful Caldecott Honor book has beautiful illustrations and Japanese symbols throughout.  Perhaps the most memorable aspect of the book is the sound the rain makes â€Bon polo, bon polo, pon polo, pon polo.â€?  This story is a wonderful read aloud on a rainy day.  (Jennifer Fletcher, gracefullyloved@gmail.com, college student)
SUBJECTS:     Umbrellas -- Fiction.  

 
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