Under the Umbrella
by Catherine Buquet (Author) and Marion Arbona (Illustrator)
Translated by Erin Woods

Booktalk: The weather has never been worse. The man with the stormy heart is soaked and he’s going to be late! His mood is as black as the sky. Outside a nearby patisserie, a little boy stands under the shelter of its awning, gazing at the beautiful treats on display. When the wind snatches the man’s umbrella and drops it at the child’s feet, can this hasty curmudgeon slow down long enough for an unlikely friendship to blossom?

He grumbled at the raindrops
on the rooftops of the town.
He growled at the clouds
and the crowds
that slowed him down.

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