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Plip, the Umbrella Man


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    The constant rain gets Plip so down that he decides to become an umbrella. But even as an umbrella man, life isn't always easy. Plip came into the world as an ordinary man. But when it started to rain, he became more and more unhappy. At first, he thought the rain would stop. When it didn't, Plip decided to live the rest of his life as an umbrella man. Plip now walks through the world protected from raindrops, but he's lonely. When he meets an umbrella woman, they try to hug, but their umbrellas get in the way. This makes Plip even sadder and he finally closes himself up and leaves the umbrella woman behind. Feelings rage inside of him. Cyclones, tornadoes, and typhoons break over him and his umbrella can't hold up. It turns inside out and collects a whole sea of rainwater that gets heavier and heavier until Plip has no choice to pour himself out. With his story of Plip, author David Sire explores important facets of life including doubt, love, and confidence. To emphasize the inner workings of Plip's psyche, illustrator Thomas Baas works only with cool blue tones and one warm red. The metaphor of rain and its various meanings inspire young readers to think about how they deal with their own emotions.

  • Technical Info

    Hardcover: 40 pages
    Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag; 01 edition (14 Jan. 2015)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 3899557387
    ISBN-13: 978-3899557381
    Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 1 x 31.2 cm

  • Author
    Didier Cornille

    Didier Cornille is a designer, illustrator, and professor at the cole des Beaux-Arts in Le Mans, France

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