Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Illustrated by Geronimo Garcia
Grandma Fina is one of those people blessed with eyes that see only what is wonderful – including the torn and tattered yellow umbrella she uses to shade herself from the sun. As she walks down the street, she greets her children and grandchildren and neighbors, who always love to stop and chat with her. But everyone of them secretly thinks that Grandma Fina’s yellow umbrella is not wonderful and needs to be replaced. On her birthday, she receives a new umbrella from each of them – what will she do with so many umbrellas? The answer is a warm and joyous delight, sure to be loved in your child’s mother-tongue by anyone over 4. As an early reader in Spanish as a second language, it is suitable for the second or third year. As an early reader in English as a second language, it is appropriate for the third year. A great story whenever it is read!