Ella love-love-loves her brand-new umbrella. It's sky blue with white clouds, and it makes the most satisfying whoosh . . . click sound. Rain or shine, Ella insists on taking it with her everywhere. Unfortunately, a whoosh-clicking umbrella can cause serious trouble . . . especially at a ballet recital. It's a good thing Ella is a problem solver, because she's going to need to be creative to get what she wants. Sarah Weeks and Doug Cushman deliver a hilarious and universal tale about a little girl's trouble letting go of a favorite object.
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SARAH WEEKS is the award-winning author of numerous children's books and middle grade novels, including Who's Under That Hat? and Ruff! Ruff! Where's Scruff?, both created with David A. Carter, and So B. It. She lives in New York City.
DOUG CUSHMAN is the illustrator of more than a hundred books for children, including his own Aunt Eater mystery series; What Dads Can't Do and What Moms Can't Do by Douglas Wood; and What Time Is It, Mr. Crocodile? by Judy Sierra. He lives in Paris.
Clever problem-solver Ella, the piglet, "love-love-loved" the new umbrella given by grammy for her fourth birthday. Ella takes it everywhere and opens it everywhere so she can hear the "whoosh . . . click!" sound it makes. But Ella neglects to see the havoc she causes behind her opened umbrella - upsetting tables and lamps, banging into classmates and friends, knocking over grocery items and more. In ballet class, Mrs. LaTouche, the ostrich dancing teacher, is not amused and announces that umbrellas are unwelcome at the recital. Who will solve this situation? Ella, of course, in a most creative and appropriate way. Cushman's comical, colorfully bright acrylic paintings of a diverse menagerie of supporting characters make this very human theme of a child's need to carry a much loved item come alive in a mellifluous melange of text and illustrations. Weeks has created a delightful role model that will inspire youngsters to confidently and resourcefully find solutions to their own circumstances. A talented new porcine character from a practiced author and artist must take a bow. (Picture book. 3-5) (Kirkus Reviews)
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