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Author : Niveditha Subramaniam
Illustrator : Niveditha Subramaniam
Oh-oh! Ammama’s sari has a hole in it! So she gets down to some snipping and stitching. And the sari becomes a pretty curtain, a snug baby-sling, a perfect plaything for the cat... Niveditha Subramaniam’s stunningly textured cloth collages weave through the pages of this wordless picture book with the touch and feel of the sari. To her, they evoke comfortable sensory memories of her own Ammama — the grandmother for whom upcycling was as natural as being in a sari.
2020: Neev Book Award - Best Picture Book (shortlisted)
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|Specifications||24 pages; 8" x 8"; full colour; soft cover|
|Tags||activity, upcycling, textiles, sari, sustainability, grandmother story|
Grandma’s love, perfect for ages 0+
Ammama’s Sari - a wordless #picturebook that is as lovely, soft and comforting as grandma's upcycled cotton saris. You can almost smell the fresh, ironed sari as you read the book! @tokabox
A sense of culture and context
For those who grew up in a south Indian household and were privileged enough to see their grandmothers make best out of waste, this book with its cloth collage illustrations brings on a huge wave of nostalgia. Veena, picture book enthusiast
Appropriate for children between 0 to 100
It captures the essence of the Indian design philosophy of affordance of everyday materials and objects—the very antithesis of the modern affliction of ‘use-and-throw’. The Book Review Journal
Oh happy day!!!
'#niveditasubramaniam ‘s tribute to her own Ammama, who was a natural at upcycling, wraps you up in its comforting and gentle folds. The fact that this is a family story, the best kind of story ever, makes this book even more special.'Myth Aunty
*Worldless* for all ages!
I self-soothe by reading children's literature… Ammama's sari is so full of a textural visuality that tugs gently at nostalgia. @sharanya_manivannan, writer