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Life in Other Countries
It is important to introduce your child early to children from other countries so they can begin to try on life for size.

The Umbrella Queen

by Shirin Bridges

Illustrated by Taeeun Yoo

Greenwillow Books 2008

Ages: 3 to 5

Topic: Life in Other Countries

In a village in Thailand where everyone makes umbrellas, Noot wants her design to win for the king. But her unusual design gets much criticism from her family and villagers, until the king chooses her design because "she paints from her heart."

Elegant drawings and a heartwarming story for those who wish to break from tradition.