Amy June Bates, co-written with Juniper Bates
Bates is the illustrator of over 50 children's books and has worked with Kate DiCamillo, Jill Biden, and Amy Hest among many other authors. The Big Umbrella is Bates authorial debut alongside her 11-year-old daughter, Juniper. They came up with the idea for the story while sharing an umbrella in a rainstorm. Juniper said in a 2018 interview she wants "kids to know that no matter who you are the umbrella will always accept you."
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