I love to wave my diversity flag and champion books that are inclusive and celebrate diversity. Under the Love Umbrella by Davina Bell and Allison Colpoys (Scribe) does so beautifully, and I am thrilled to be a part of this blog tour and sing the book’s praises. This book deserves to be in every nursery and early years library.
A diverse range of families celebrate the comfort to be found from familial love. In gentle rhymes, parents tell their children that, no matter what situation they may find themselves in, they will always find comfort ‘under the love umbrella’.
I love the warmth and gentle humour throughout the book.
Bright colours and neons play against black in this bright and playful book. The illustrations are beautiful and oh, the joy at seeing them smash so many gender stereotypes! Boys are scared of the dark and carry dolls, dads are primary caregivers – and read bedtime stories, two women are parenting together, children of different colours and genders play together. In fact, every type of family can be found between these pages. Every page has something to celebrate. I can’t tell you how happy that makes me.
Bravo to all involved.
You can get your copy here.
Source – review copy sent by Scribe Publishing