Under the Love Umbrella
The bestselling classic that celebrates the invisible, protective, omnipresent love between caregivers and children.
Whatever you fear, come close my dear
You’re tucked in safe for always here
And I will never not be near
Because of our love umbrella
From this award-winning creative duo comes a stunning celebration of the joy and comfort that love can bring – wherever we roam in the big, wild world.
Davina Bell is an award-winning author of books for young readers of many ages. She writes picture books (including Under the Love Umbrella and All the Ways To Be Smart), as well as junior fiction, middle-grade fiction, and YA. Davina lives in Melbourne, where she works as a children's book publisher. She talks to kids and adults around the country about the enchanting world of books and ideas.
Allison Colpoys is an award-winning designer and illustrator based in Melbourne, Australia.
"Scary shadows, friends that don't share, shyness, moving, and such everyday childhood issues as wet pants, a lost tooth, and a parent's rushing them. No worry can last under a love umbrella...Colpoys' striking illustrations, which combine an earth palette with day-glo highlights, effectively show love umbrellas both imagined and real."
"This is a book that has it all-a beautiful message with amazing illustrations. This story is all about the "love umbrella" that someone has for another person...We see children experiencing loneliness at being left out on the playground, sadness because of a broken toy, nervous about an upcoming event, embarrassed that they wet their pants, and scared because of a bad dream...It reminds me of The Kissing Hand in that a loved one is reminding a child that they are there for them and they should never feel alone...[A] great tool to talk about feelings."
--Youth Services Book Review
"When life gets hard or scary, there is always room under the love umbrella to feel safe and adored...[A] sweetly comforting story."
--School Library Journal
"With a comforting lilt, Bell narrates a message of unshakable connectedness and belonging...[A]n ageless reminder, tenderly composed."
"A sweet and beautifully illustrated book about love and family."