Reference: Brett, J. (2004). The umbrella. New York, NY: G.P. Putnam’s Sons.

 Brief Annotation: Carlos grabs his umbrella to explore the rainforest on a rainy day. He wants to discover the animals in the rainforest no matter how high or low.

 Genre: Fiction

 Grade Level: 2nd Grade – 4th Grade

 Readers who would like this book: I think readers who speak Spanish or are ELL would enjoy this book. It incorporates some Spanish throughout and has beautiful illustrations of the rainforest. Students who love animals would also like this book.

 Rating and Response: I give this book a 4/5. I think the illustrations are beautiful and I believe it is nice to have some Spanish incorporated to make the book more diverse.

 Text-Dependent Question: What animals were spotted in the rainforest?