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My Mother's Sari - Sandhya Rao


Published: 1st September 2006
For Ages: 3 - 8 years old
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RRP $26.99

One long stretch of cloth is what Mother always wears - elegant yet so graceful. The mystery of the sari can be magic for a child, winding and weaving, just like the connection between a child and its mother.

The style, the motifs, the interplay of children, colours, and textures, create the rich, mood-filled, and dreamy world of


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great cultural story

By jo

from melbourne

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Understand
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    Comments about My Mother's Sari:

    perfect for the children in my care. cuter and typical of all children's behavior

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    In this simple story, minimal text explains what a sari looks like and describes some of the uses to which a child might put it. As children dance, hide, climb, wipe their noses and sleep in their mothers' long and brightly colored saris, it becomes clear that saris-and by extension, their children's mothers-play an important part in the children's lives. Originally published in India, the story does not explain that saris are worn as clothing, although the endpapers do include visual and written instructions on how to tie a sari in the traditional manner. Overall, the text feels a bit vague and random, and it is unclear whether a sari is a multi-purpose object or whether the children are simply playing with saris in different ways. The accompanying collages, which combine photographs of saris with drawings and paintings of Indian children, are generally appealing but sometimes awkward. Nonetheless, readers whose mothers wear saris will find something familiar here and identify with the youngsters pictured, while others may find their interest piqued. (Picture book. 3-5) (Kirkus Reviews)

    ISBN: 9780735821019
    ISBN-10: 0735821011
    Audience: Children
    For Ages: 3 - 8 years old
    Format: Hardcover
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 28
    Published: 1st September 2006
    Dimensions (cm): 26.0 x 20.0  x 0.8
    Weight (kg): 0.313