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Ammachi's Glasses (Wordless)

Author : Priya Kuriyan
Illustrator : Priya Kuriyan

Ammachi can’t find her glasses one morning and everything goes topsy-turvy! Page after page spills with drama, humour, detail and local flavour as Priya Kuriyan spins a hilarious tale about a crazy day with unforgettable Ammachi.

Cup and Blue star.jpg2017: Nominated for the Publishing Next Award for Children's Book of the Year

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Age 0+
Specifications 28 pages; 8.5” x 9.5”; full colour; soft cover
ISBN 978-93-5046-908-8
First Published 2017

Ammachi can’t find her glasses one morning and everything goes topsy-turvy!

Page after page spills with drama, humour, detail and local flavour as Priya Kuriyan spins a hilarious tale about a crazy day with unforgettable Ammachi — “the archetypal grandmother from memories of my own childhood in Kerala,” as Priya says. The celebrated illustrator is at her best in this her first wordless picture book.

Ammachi’s Glasses needs special mention

Priya Kuriyan has the rare ability to enter the child’s mind with her illustrations that bring alive a story to a young reader… Ammachi’s Glasses, a narrative-driven wordless picture book needs special mention. Priya Kuriyan tackles this challenging form by bringing alive the story of a Kafka-reading grandmother Ammachi, through rich socio-cultural details from a Keralite household that fill each page, supported by a secondary narrative in the background. From the Big Little Book Award (Illustrator) citation in 2019

The story of an adorable grandmother, without any words!

The beauty of Ammachi’s Glasses is in its details. Kuriyan recreates a small Kochi household in the pages of her book – the father reads a newspaper named “Hindoo” at the breakfast table, the kitchen is full of jackfruits and coconuts. A Malayalam calendar hangs on the wall. Scroll.in

Reading over and over again

This is a hilarious wordless picture book that is about a grandmother who and her misplaced glasses. Follow Ammachi as she cooks chappals in a pot and blithely proceeds to eat spiders. Aarabi Veeraraghavan, dancer and blogger

Evokes creativity and imagination

A thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining story filled with drama, humor and local flavor. The wordless picture book spins a beautiful story that will enthrall the kids. Page after page, Ammachi will amuse kids with her interesting and intriguing activities while searching for her glasses. Akanksha Datta, blogger & columnist

Fallen in love with this book!

Kuriyan's illustrations are as always so impeccably detailed and flavoursome that every reading feels revelatory. It's a story full of humour, nostalgia and family, three things that any reader will find hard to resist! Bookistaan Children's Bookstore

Furthering a child's visual literacy

Priya Kuriyan's Ammachi's Glasses deserves to be a part of every school and home library. Set in Kerala, it is the story of an old woman who cannot find her glasses and the series of mishaps that occur as a result. Wordless books - we wish there were more of them - are excellent for furthering a child's visual literacy and in that regard, this is the perfect choice. @lightroombookstore

Hilarious, action-packed

A hilarious, action-packed picture book about Ammachi’s day without her glasses. Without using any words at all, Priya Kuriyan tells a splendid story. Goodbooks.in

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Ammachi's Glasses (Wordless)

Ammachi's Glasses (Wordless)

Ammachi can’t find her glasses one morning and everything goes topsy-turvy! Page after page spills with drama, humour, detail and local flavour as Priya Kuriyan spins a hilarious tale about a crazy day with unforgettable Ammachi.

Cup and Blue star.jpg2017: Nominated for the Publishing Next Award for Children's Book of the Year

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