Libros We Love: EL PARAGUAS DE CEBRA | Sol Book Box




By David Hernández Sevillano, Illustrated by Anuska Allepuz

Published by one of our favorite imprints, the recently-released El paraguas de cebra is a gentle, colorful reflection on kindness and sharing. We were thrilled to offer our Sol Book Box subscribers an early copy of the book a couple of months ago!

The title was such a hit that we wanted to highlight it here, now that everyone in the U.S. has access to it.

Cebra lives in the savanna, where it’s been dry for months. But once the rainy season starts, watch out! The sky can pour without warning!

That’s why Cebra is prepared and carries his colorful umbrella, just in case he needs some shelter from the storm. But not all of the animals are as ready for the rains as Cebra! Luckily, there’s plenty of room under the big umbrella for Gacela, Liebre, and even Elefante.

But when León, who would also prefer to stay warm and dry, asks to be let under the umbrella, can the other animals trust that he won’t gobble them up? And is there even any more room for him? You’ll just have to read El paraguas de cebra to find out!

We hope this vibrant title inspires some sharing and kindness in your family this spring!

Vanessa Nielsen Molina
Vanessa is an entrepreneur, educator, and mamá of four, who’s passionate about helping other parents experience the joy of raising bilingual children. Follow her journey and access more resources at

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