Title: The World's Crummiest Umbrella
Author: Alex Schumacher
Genre:Children's Picture Book
Number of Pages: 50
Synopsis: Once there was a boy who received the world’s crummiest umbrella. It was a gift from his mother, and he couldn’t believe she would do this to him. The umbrella was huge, multicolored and had a heart on a spring that popped out of the top. Ugh! The boy knows he’ll be the laughing stock of the entire school.But the boy soon learns that some gifts, even crummy ones, are not what they seem to be.
The World's Crummiest Umbrella is a lighthearted humorous tale that teaches young readers a valuable lesson in love.
Mom has a gift and the boy can't wait to see what it is, but when he catches a glimpse of the wild looking umbrella his mom has purchased he can't believe his eyes. How could his mom play such a cruel trick? He's certain the kids will make fun of him. It should be okay if he can just keep the umbrella hidden. And then it starts to rain...
I love the illustrations. They are simple yet effectively convey the emotions and humor of the story. My favorite is the one to the right. The look on the boy's face is priceless and I can almost hear my own sons saying, "What the heck is that?!" My heart melted when the boy realized the gift he thought was a disaster turned out to be a treasure just like the person who gave it to him.
The World's Crummiest Umbrella is a touching story that will delight both parents and children. I highly recommend picking up a copy. Available on Amazon.