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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. Find More Great Options for Kindle Kids Books! Xist Publishing Children's Books Choose from over 180 illustrated children's books! 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. Find More Great Options for Kindle Kids Books! Xist Publishing Children's Books Choose from over 180 illustrated children's books!

30 review for My Yellow Umbrella (Xist Children's Books)

  1. 4 out of 5

    Lynda Dickson

    The girl who owns the yellow umbrella looks forward to a perfect day spent with her favorite "toy". We follow her through her imaginative games, always accompanied by her cute dog and her precious yellow umbrella. This lovely picture book is dedicated to the children of Sandy Hook Elementary School. Its story is gentle and comforting, paying homage to that one special item each of us had in our childhood. It celebrates the power of a child's imagination to use a simple everyday object to transpor The girl who owns the yellow umbrella looks forward to a perfect day spent with her favorite "toy". We follow her through her imaginative games, always accompanied by her cute dog and her precious yellow umbrella. This lovely picture book is dedicated to the children of Sandy Hook Elementary School. Its story is gentle and comforting, paying homage to that one special item each of us had in our childhood. It celebrates the power of a child's imagination to use a simple everyday object to transport them to other worlds. The story is complemented by the beautiful, simple, old-fashioned illustrations by Chris himself. They are reminiscent of those found in the Harry books by Gene Zion and illustrated by Margaret Bloy Graham. I'm not surprised to hear that these books were a special part of Chris' early life. Highly recommended. I received this book for the purpose of providing an honest review.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Debbie Tucker

    Sweetest little book ever! I want it in hardback!

  3. 4 out of 5

    Renee

    My son (7) and I (the Mom ) read and reviewed this book for our website Mother Daughter Book Reviews. The following are excerpts. Visit us to see our full reviews. We both give this book 4. 5 stars. SON SAYS: This book is about a girl who loves her yellow umbrella so much that she brings it everywhere even when it’s not raining outside. She dreams about all the possibilities in life with it. I liked the pictures a lot. My favorite picture is the one on page 27 because there’s a picture of a flying My son (7) and I (the Mom ) read and reviewed this book for our website Mother Daughter Book Reviews. The following are excerpts. Visit us to see our full reviews. We both give this book 4. 5 stars. SON SAYS: This book is about a girl who loves her yellow umbrella so much that she brings it everywhere even when it’s not raining outside. She dreams about all the possibilities in life with it. I liked the pictures a lot. My favorite picture is the one on page 27 because there’s a picture of a flying bed with a dog holding on to the blankets and the blankets are flying off the bed with the dog on it. It’s funny. My favorite part of the book is when she is in her umbrella riding on the water pretending it’s a boat. There’s one thing I don’t get because it’s not possible in real life: where she is sitting in a maple tree with her yellow umbrella. How do you climb a tree with an umbrella in your hand; and, for sort of a long time, the bottom of the tree has no branches at all. I really liked the book. I think kids aged 1 to 9 years old would like it; and, mostly girls – especially if they have a yellow umbrella or a dog with yellow spots. MOM SAYS: My Yellow Umbrella is a simple yet delightful story featuring eye-catching and kid-friendly illustrations and an adorable little girl whose happiness is infectious as she strolls around town with her yellow umbrella and her yellow polka-dot dog imagining all kinds of wonderful things. This book is sure to bring a smile to children and adults alike. I highly recommend this book to children aged 2 to 7 years old. * This book was provided to me by the author free-of-charge in exchange for our honest reviews. All opinions expressed are our own. *

  4. 5 out of 5

    Jeff Botch

    My Yellow Umbrella by Chris Robertson is a beautifully written and poetic book that details a young girl and her perfect world while with her yellow umbrella. My favorite part is when Robertson writes, “I step inside my yellow umbrella and float away, like a day dream drifting down a windy river.” The authors writing style is as soothing to the reader as the umbrella is to the main character. Robertson’s use of similes guides the reader to perfectly understand the types of feelings and emotions sh My Yellow Umbrella by Chris Robertson is a beautifully written and poetic book that details a young girl and her perfect world while with her yellow umbrella. My favorite part is when Robertson writes, “I step inside my yellow umbrella and float away, like a day dream drifting down a windy river.” The authors writing style is as soothing to the reader as the umbrella is to the main character. Robertson’s use of similes guides the reader to perfectly understand the types of feelings and emotions she’s experiencing. Another one of my favorite parts is when the author writes, “My yellow umbrella is big and bright and covers me in hope and warmth. It is a bubble aloft, finding it’s true shape.” The yellow umbrella protects, comforts and puts happy colors, sounds and pictures into this child’s mind. The yellow umbrella is a masterpiece in an imperfect world. So many images flow through my mind as I read this book and the lessons are solid. Kids will learn that it’s important to find ‘That One Thing’ which truly makes them happy. It doesn’t matter if that one thing is a cuddly puppy, a favorite food, a comfortable ball cap, a best friend or a yellow umbrella. Robertson’s book will also leave children with an ‘Anything Is Possible’ mindset and give them hope and determination to keep their eyes and minds wide open so they can find the things they value and ultimately create the world they desire. My Yellow Umbrella by Chris Robertson comes with my Highest recommendation and I can only hope that this wonderful book reaches the hands of lots and lots of kids.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Liz Terek

    A child’s imagination can transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. As adults, what we see as a simple accessory, they see as an object of magical proportions. ‘My Yellow Umbrella’ brought to us by Chris Robertson is the tale of just such a child with her special umbrella. Our unnamed heroine keeps her umbrella by her side no matter what the weather. She shares with readers, her inspiration to try new things & view familiar things in a different light- all thanks to her trusty umbrella. Wh A child’s imagination can transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. As adults, what we see as a simple accessory, they see as an object of magical proportions. ‘My Yellow Umbrella’ brought to us by Chris Robertson is the tale of just such a child with her special umbrella. Our unnamed heroine keeps her umbrella by her side no matter what the weather. She shares with readers, her inspiration to try new things & view familiar things in a different light- all thanks to her trusty umbrella. What I love about this articulate little girl is that she is truly inspired. She views each day as full of possibility & hope. No doubt she’ll bring to mind imagines of a ‘lovey’ or toy that you carried around as a child. Everyone has something they clung to in their younger days. Her message is simple. Love what you wish to, be yourself, & recognize the good in the day. We need more messages like that in the world. Kids grow up too fast as it is. We don’t need to rush them further. Chris Robertson obviously gets that. His dedication to quality children’s literature is fantastic. I certainly hope he continues his writing. To further endear the author to us, take note that he’s dedicated the book to the children of Sandy Hook. They, too, are a reminder that every child is precious. All children need hope. Five stars for Chris Robertson’s wonderful tale of a little girl & her imagination. Mr. Robertson has written a host of other tales which are equally delightful including ‘Little Miss Liberty’ which we’ve also enjoyed. Once you’ve read one, you’ll want to read more! Well done! I received an eBook in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are mine.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie

    Recently, I got the chance to read My Yellow Umbrella by Chris Robertson with my youngest daughter. It is the story of an imaginative little girl who has all kinds of amazing plans for her yellow umbrella. It's her perfect plaything -- it's not this or that, it's just exactly what she needs. It's a story, though short, that is very captivating for both parents and young children. My yellow umbrella is warm like the summer sun. Cozy like an afternoon nap. And happy like a picnic in the park. The word Recently, I got the chance to read My Yellow Umbrella by Chris Robertson with my youngest daughter. It is the story of an imaginative little girl who has all kinds of amazing plans for her yellow umbrella. It's her perfect plaything -- it's not this or that, it's just exactly what she needs. It's a story, though short, that is very captivating for both parents and young children. My yellow umbrella is warm like the summer sun. Cozy like an afternoon nap. And happy like a picnic in the park. The words flow poetically making it a very calming story. The illustrations are beautifully done in bright yet soothing colors. I really like reading this one at bedtime because of its calming effect on my preschooler. It's the kind of story they can just drift off to sleep while you're reading. Do you remember your first umbrella as a child? My oldest went through half a dozen pink and purple umbrellas when she was about 4 or 5 years old. She took them everywhere and did everything with them, much like this little girl. When my son was 3, he got his first umbrella -- it was a giant frog. He could not wait to use it, even when it wasn't raining. He begged to take it to school on cloudy days. If you read My Yellow Umbrella to your children, don't be surprised if the first thing they do is ask for a yellow umbrella. When the story was over my little girl turned to me and said, "Mommy, can I get a yellow umbrella, too?"

  7. 5 out of 5

    Silvie Armas

    My Yellow Umbrella is the story of an imaginative little girl. A little girl who can conquer the world with her yellow umbrella. This is a story that I know everyone can relate to. Who hasn’t had that 1 thing that was so precious to us during our childhood, that 1 thing that gave us comfort, strength, and happiness? Some of us are even lucky enough to still have our “yellow umbrella” to help us with our day. The pictures in this story are colorful and soothing. My boys absolutely loved this sto My Yellow Umbrella is the story of an imaginative little girl. A little girl who can conquer the world with her yellow umbrella. This is a story that I know everyone can relate to. Who hasn’t had that 1 thing that was so precious to us during our childhood, that 1 thing that gave us comfort, strength, and happiness? Some of us are even lucky enough to still have our “yellow umbrella” to help us with our day. The pictures in this story are colorful and soothing. My boys absolutely loved this story. And for me it’s one of the most adorable and inspiring stories I’ve had the privilege of reading. After listening to this story, my boys drew pictures of everything they could do with their yellow umbrella. And my 6 year old asked me if I could get one for him. My oldest who’s 8 wants me to share this story with his class, because he says it’s important to him that his classmates know how wonderful it is. And he drew and cut out little yellow umbrellas to give to each of his classmates. It’s a fantastic story regardless of how old you are. Every home should have this wonderful story be a part of their library.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Julie

    My Yellow Umbrella by Chris Robertson is an adorable new children's book. It's a whimsical story featuring a little girl who holds her yellow umbrella with her everywhere she goes. And that umbrella takes her to some amazing places. She flies over a chocolate factory and floats on a river. Her umbrella opens up a world of dreams for her. One of my favorite pages shows the little girl lounging by a river, and she says, "My yellow umbrella is warm like the summer sun. Cozy like an afternoon nap. An My Yellow Umbrella by Chris Robertson is an adorable new children's book. It's a whimsical story featuring a little girl who holds her yellow umbrella with her everywhere she goes. And that umbrella takes her to some amazing places. She flies over a chocolate factory and floats on a river. Her umbrella opens up a world of dreams for her. One of my favorite pages shows the little girl lounging by a river, and she says, "My yellow umbrella is warm like the summer sun. Cozy like an afternoon nap. And happy like a picnic in the park." It's a fun, positive story that is accompanied by beautiful illustrations that really highlight the star of the story: the yellow umbrella. My 6 year old said she really liked it because her favorite color is yellow, and she liked how the girl was very imaginative. If you're looking for a new picture book to share with your kids, definitely check out My Yellow Umbrella.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Marilou George

    Chris Robertson has written a magically enchanting story of a little girl who, with her yellow umbrella, lives in a picture-perfect and charming world. This book is filled with emotions that will totally engage young children and adults as well. The writing style is uplifting and filled with grace. This yellow umbrella is magical as it accompanies the girl on all of her adventures filling them with comfort, ease and happiness. The yellow umbrella symbolizes the security blanket that all children Chris Robertson has written a magically enchanting story of a little girl who, with her yellow umbrella, lives in a picture-perfect and charming world. This book is filled with emotions that will totally engage young children and adults as well. The writing style is uplifting and filled with grace. This yellow umbrella is magical as it accompanies the girl on all of her adventures filling them with comfort, ease and happiness. The yellow umbrella symbolizes the security blanket that all children have that makes them feel safe and happy The illustrations are vibrantly displayed and convey the emotions and positivity that the story is filled with. My Granddaughter was totally taken with this story and insists on getting a yellow umbrella of her own! This book will convey to children that they can create the world they desire and want to live in. I highly recommend this book for parents to read to their children, it would make a great Christmas gift!

  10. 5 out of 5

    Tonja Drecker

    This book made me smile, and not only because my favorite color just happens to be yellow. An umbrella is such a simple object, but it's the simplest things which can bring the most happiness. This umbrella proves that. It leads the girl on the most amazing journeys and envelopes her in a quilt of emotions. The illustrations are bright and fun, while the words draw the reader right into the scene. My six-year-old daughter had me read it to her three times in a row, and of course, wanted a yellow This book made me smile, and not only because my favorite color just happens to be yellow. An umbrella is such a simple object, but it's the simplest things which can bring the most happiness. This umbrella proves that. It leads the girl on the most amazing journeys and envelopes her in a quilt of emotions. The illustrations are bright and fun, while the words draw the reader right into the scene. My six-year-old daughter had me read it to her three times in a row, and of course, wanted a yellow umbrella herself afterwards. Oh, and I can't forget that cute dog. Although the story wasn't about him, my daughter looked forward to seeing him on every page. Summed up - this is simply a lovely story for children.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Dena (Batch of Books)

    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 gir 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 blog: Books for Kids

  12. 5 out of 5

    Ruth Hill

    I was thoroughly enchanted by the drawings and the simple tale of this children's book. There may have not been a lot of meat to the story, but there was something that truly touched me and caused the five star rating that I have given this book. The fact that this book is dedicated to the children who were lost in the Sandy Hook Elementary disaster truly touched my heart. I highly recommend this book. Very young readers will enjoy the story and illustrations, and the parents can use this book a I was thoroughly enchanted by the drawings and the simple tale of this children's book. There may have not been a lot of meat to the story, but there was something that truly touched me and caused the five star rating that I have given this book. The fact that this book is dedicated to the children who were lost in the Sandy Hook Elementary disaster truly touched my heart. I highly recommend this book. Very young readers will enjoy the story and illustrations, and the parents can use this book as a simple way to commemorate this horrendous tragedy. I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated,and all opinions are 100 percent mine.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Athena Nagel

    My Yellow Umbrella is another cute book by Chris Robertson. As I was reading the story to my daughter I couldn't help but feel that everyone should have a "yellow umbrella" - something that makes them happy, an escape, a safe fun adventure. For me - my yellow umbrella is my guitar/music. I can be in the same room as total chaos and my music acts as my yellow umbrella. Excellent story - 5 stars. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. My Yellow Umbrella is another cute book by Chris Robertson. As I was reading the story to my daughter I couldn't help but feel that everyone should have a "yellow umbrella" - something that makes them happy, an escape, a safe fun adventure. For me - my yellow umbrella is my guitar/music. I can be in the same room as total chaos and my music acts as my yellow umbrella. Excellent story - 5 stars. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Jessica S

    Disclaimer: I received a free review copy from the author. This didn't affect my review in any way. The Yellow Umbrella is short, cute, and imaginative. The illustrations are very well done and go right along with the words. It's a truly inspirational read, and I think everyone can get something out of it, no matter how old one is. I definitely recommend this to parents to read to their children. Disclaimer: I received a free review copy from the author. This didn't affect my review in any way. The Yellow Umbrella is short, cute, and imaginative. The illustrations are very well done and go right along with the words. It's a truly inspirational read, and I think everyone can get something out of it, no matter how old one is. I definitely recommend this to parents to read to their children.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Shauna

    WHAT A FUN BOOK! It's not even raining... Yet it is a PERFECT DAY for her YELLOW UMBRELLA! So many things she can do with her yellow umbrella... Draw a picture, sing a song, drift down a windy river....just to name a few. And the greatest thing about her yellow umbrella is that she can do it all over again...tomorrow! LOVE. LOVE. LOVE. this story! CUTE. CUTE. CUTE. pictures! This is a book that will leave you SMILING :) WHAT A FUN BOOK! It's not even raining... Yet it is a PERFECT DAY for her YELLOW UMBRELLA! So many things she can do with her yellow umbrella... Draw a picture, sing a song, drift down a windy river....just to name a few. And the greatest thing about her yellow umbrella is that she can do it all over again...tomorrow! LOVE. LOVE. LOVE. this story! CUTE. CUTE. CUTE. pictures! This is a book that will leave you SMILING :)

  16. 4 out of 5

    Davis Jennifer

    I was given an e-copy in exchange for my honest review. My Yellow Umbrella is about a girl that is excited to spend every minute with her yellow umbrella. It is by far her favorite thing. My 6 year son and I enjoyed the book very much. Hope your family will too.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Carolyn Wilhelm

    This is a special story that children will truly understand. An umbrella is so good for so much more than standing under while it rains, it opens up a world of possibilities in the mind of a child. Adults may remember waiting and waiting for rain after getting their first umbrellas.

  18. 4 out of 5

    ElizrdbthSpeaks

    i don't know what it is ...but there is something about umbrella ...they are so fun, could add such amazingness to your outfit ... they provide color and fun. they will make u wanna "sing in the rain" (have u ever seen "Singing in the Rain"?? good movie, must see) great illustrations. her doggie is precious!! now i wanna always have a great umbrella. loved it! i don't know what it is ...but there is something about umbrella ...they are so fun, could add such amazingness to your outfit ... they provide color and fun. they will make u wanna "sing in the rain" (have u ever seen "Singing in the Rain"?? good movie, must see) great illustrations. her doggie is precious!! now i wanna always have a great umbrella. loved it!

  19. 4 out of 5

    Kristi Bernard

    Who said a bright big, and beautiful umbrella had to be just for a rainy day? One little girl loves her big yellow umbrella. She carries it with her on the sunniest day. She draws pictures, sings songs, and shares a sandwich and much more with her yellow umbrella. It's not too big like the big blue sky or too prickly like a thorny red rose. This delightful story is short, sweet and to the point. The idea is to dream of possibilities. Keep an open heart and an open mind. Cease the day. This story was de Who said a bright big, and beautiful umbrella had to be just for a rainy day? One little girl loves her big yellow umbrella. She carries it with her on the sunniest day. She draws pictures, sings songs, and shares a sandwich and much more with her yellow umbrella. It's not too big like the big blue sky or too prickly like a thorny red rose. This delightful story is short, sweet and to the point. The idea is to dream of possibilities. Keep an open heart and an open mind. Cease the day. This story was dedicated to the children of Sandy Hook Elementary. Although CHRIS ROBERTSON doesn’t own a yellow umbrella, that didn’t stop him from creating a book about one. “My Yellow Umbrella” was inspired by the spirit of Albert Lamorisse’s 1956 short film, “The Red Balloon,” the environmental artist Christo and his magnificent yellow umbrella landscape exhibit in the fall of 199, and the work of Amy Krouse Rosenthal and her Beckoning of Lovely project and short film. Chris’ other books include Little Miss Liberty, The Tooth that’s on the Loose!, Kit and Kaboodle, I’ll Trade My Peanut-Butter Sandwich, and Pandora’s Box with Julia Dweck.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Carol Royce Owen

    I picked this us as an ebook really cheap, and am so glad I did. I can't wait to have a day where I can read it with students and then set them to writing. Favorite line: I step inside my yellow umbrella and float away, like a daydream drifting down a windy river. Also love the illustrations - white picture backgrounds with color in the forefront. Gonna have to buy a paper copy now. I knew it! I picked this us as an ebook really cheap, and am so glad I did. I can't wait to have a day where I can read it with students and then set them to writing. Favorite line: I step inside my yellow umbrella and float away, like a daydream drifting down a windy river. Also love the illustrations - white picture backgrounds with color in the forefront. Gonna have to buy a paper copy now. I knew it!

  21. 5 out of 5

    Christine

    I enjoyed reading My Yellow Umbrella. I liked the drawings and the word content. I just felt that it was too short. When I read a story to my kids or to a class, I want it to take more than a minute to read. Definately a good book for the younger of the age scale, under 7 would work best. Good one for challenging early readers to read out loud and find the meanings of the words.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Savannah Hendricks

    Cute and unique story. Illustrations feel classic, almost like a walk through what Paris might be like.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Brianna Blackwell

    This is a great book for children who are learning about their colors. It would also be a good book for beginning readers as well. It does not have a huge story line which makes it an easier read.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Musette R. Grage

  25. 5 out of 5

    Valerie Rountree

  26. 5 out of 5

    Theresa Grassmueck

  27. 5 out of 5

    Hana Jay Klokner

  28. 5 out of 5

    Swati Chakraborty

  29. 5 out of 5

    Jaime

  30. 5 out of 5

    Calee Lee

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