My Mother's Sari
Sandhya Rao
Nina Sabnani
age group: 
3+ yrs
Number of pages: 
sari imagination
Picture book, fiction

Sandhya Rao is a master in making the simple things of life - Exotic!

A little girl, surrounded by her mother’s saris indulges in flights of fantasy.

The sari becomes a train, a river, a rope, a place to hide and when the playing is done – a hammock in which a tired little girl can gently swing, under the shade of a tree!

This book lends itself to a tremendous amount of creative activity, demonstrating that a creative child can find ‘toys’ around him. Even an empty carton box, a piece of fabric or a quilt can engage him in play and activity for hours on end. Thus, further stimulating his creativity and imagination.

The book is beautifully illustrated by Nina Sabnani, using a wide variety of woven and printed saris, with a rich background reflecting the sari designs.

The book also includes a very helpful demonstration on how to wear a sari.

A veritable treat!

This book is also available in: Hindi, Tamil.

Reviewed by Shamim Padamsee