Granny's Sari
Asha Nehemiah
Subir Roy
age group: 
5+ yrs
Number of pages: 
value education sari grandparents
picture book, fiction


 Granny's favourite sari flies off in the breeze.   A littlle girl accompanies her grandmother from place to place to help her find it. 

On its journey, on the wings of a breeze, the sari unwittingly performs many good deeds.  It helps nab a crook, brings down mangoes from a tree and clothes three children of a poor fisherwoman.

Eventually, they do find the sari, but not in the way they expected to.

A endearing story that very subtly teaches kids the value of giving and sharing.  As Granny tells her grand-daughter, "When my sari was with me, it made me happy.  After it flew away from me, it made so many people happy."  

The soft gentle colours of the illustrations add to the appeal of the book. In

Reviewed by Shamim Padamsee