Today’s review is of a book, by the much celebrated Ruskin Bond.
Title: The Blue Umbrella
Written by : Ruskin Bond
Illustrated by : Trevor Stubley
After seeing the cover page of “The Blue Umbrella,” I thought maybe it could be about rainy season.
But the creativity of Ruskin Bond surprised me .
I havent read such a creative, sweet story ever .
This story is about four peoples Binya , Bijju , Ram Bharosa , Ram Chandran.
The lead character in this story is Binya who had fair skin, pink cheeks, brown hair, glass bangles on her hand, a necklace and loved nature . She is also sensitive towards people .
Its about how Binya got the beautiful blue umbrella, how she protected the umbrella from wind , dust , rain, from villagers and especially from Ram Bharosa.
Binya protected the umbrella . In the process of protecting the umbrella, she realized that unwantedly she heard the feelings of Ram Bharosa. Since he tried to steal, Binya took the help of Ram Chandran, who was working in Bharosa’s shop. Because of this all people stopped buying from his shop .
Seeing this Binya felt guilty and gave the blue umbrella to Bharosa. Meanwhile, Bharosa also realized his mistake. He called Binya and gave her a necklace with a pear paw pendant which was considered lucky.
I loved the writing style, especially the usage of personification. It was interesting to read of non living things having the character of living things.
My favourite part is when Binya gives the most important thing in her life to Ram Bharosa. I learnt that human relations are more important than things.
This book is so interesting that I would give 5 out of 5* ratings
I would recommend this book for age 12 +
On a scale of 1-5, 5 being the highest
A must-read for anyone looking for a story that celebrates the small moments in life and the power of imagination. The Blue Umbrella is simply stunning.