The Yellow Umbrella is a book/CD combination. The book has no text; instead, the piano tells the story as you page through the book. Beautiful paintings of umbrellas on the way across town to school accompany a piano composition playing the story of the walk down the streets, across the playground, around the fountain, waiting for the train. The music fades when it's time to turn the page. The CD continues once you've reached the last page of the book, with an umbrella song in Korean (translation on the last page), followed by the piano composition in full. We've been known to pop the CD into the player on a rainy day. The music is light and lovely.
We brought The Yellow Umbrella home from the library so many times that we finally bought it so that other folks would have a chance to check it out too. Fine young gent, five, wanted to learn to play piano, in part because of this book. It made a great gift for the fine young gent's and lovely lady's music teachers last spring.