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Author : Mamta Nainy
Illustrator : Sandhya Prabhat
Ammi weaves the most beautiful sarees, but never gets to wear any of them. Her two little daughters decide to do something about it – break their piggy bank! But is there enough in it to buy Ammi her very own saree? This gentle story goes into the home of a weaver’s family, and lets warmth and affection add colour to their lives. Engaging visual details in vivid shades complement the simple, elegant text for a touch and feel experience of a village in Kota, Rajasthan, its sarees and its people. Selected for the Tata Trust's Parag Honour List 2021
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|Specifications||28 pages; 8.5” x 9.5”; black and white; soft cover|
A ‘full of heart’ story
Along the way, the story gave us plenty to learn too…. History… Geography… Art… Diversity… This book brought so much to the library table!!! I loved Mamta Nainy’s story and Sandhya Prabhats illustrations brought out all the colours of Rajasthan in eye popping detail! @mythaunty, library educator
From a writer’s reading nook
I self-soothe by reading children's literature… Ammiku Oru Pudavai/A Saree For Ammi takes the gentlest touch to themes of class and labour, with vibrant images. @sharanya_manivannan, writer
A platform to discuss crucial issues with children
A Saree for Ammi raises the issue of the economic divide. A daughter of weaver parents’ wonders “Ammi makes so many sarees, but she doesn’t wear any of them”. For a book that primarily caters to children (5+ says the cover) this is welcome indeed... The young and enterprising girls are judged, advised, preached to by none as we flip pages. The text and the illustrations gel together. The eyes, especially, are eye-catching! Nimesh Ved
This gentle story goes into the home of a weaver’s family, and lets warmth and affection add colour to their lives. The visuals present in the book are super engaging and colourful, keeping the interest of children intact. The words have been kept simple enough for children to understand. Taranpreet Trehan, @mommyandbabybug