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How to Wear a Sari

How to Wear a Sari

Current price: $17.99
Publication Date: June 22nd, 2021
WinterRiver Books & Gallery
1 on hand, as of Feb 23 10:07am
(Fiction: 5 to 9 Years)
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Sparkling with voice and charm, this picture book about a fashionable kid out to prove she’s not as small as everyone thinks is perfect for kids eager to grow up, and for those who love to play dress-up.

Being a little kid isn’t always fun and games. Sometimes, it’s downright annoying.

When a little girl tires of being treated like she’s TOO little, she sets out to prove to her family that she can do ANYTHING she puts her mind to . . .

. . . including putting on a colorful, twinkly, silky sari. Sure, they’re long and unwieldy—but that only means her family will be even more impressed when she puts it on all by herself.

Naturally, there are some hiccups along the way, but she discovers that she’s not the only one in her family who has set out with something to prove, with hilariously chaotic results. That’s what photo albums are for!

About the Author

Darshana Khiani is a second-generation Indian American who grew up in rural Pennsylvania and now resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family. Her skills include writing picture books, debugging network routers, and solving jigsaw puzzles. However, wearing a sari is not one of them. HOW TO WEAR A SARI is her debut picture book.
Twitter: @darshanakhiani
Instagram: @darshanakhiani

Joanne Lew-Vriethoff is the acclaimed illustrator of many children's books including the new edition of The Invisible String, and The Invisible String Workbook, as well as Darshana Khiani's How to Wear a Sari. Her passion and love for storytelling is shown through her whimsical but heartfelt illustrations in books that range from picture books to middle grade novels in both Dutch and English. She loves discovering the world with her family by traveling and collecting memories that give her more inspiration for her art. She grew up in Los Angeles, studied at the ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, and now divides her time between Amsterdam and Malaysia.

Praise for How to Wear a Sari

"Simple, multi-patterned line art drawings in a lively color palette by Lew-Vriethoff pilot young readers through Khiani’s winning guide to enjoyable behind-the-scenes look at a South Asian staple."—Publishers Weekly   "A delightful picture book about dressing—and acting—like a grown-up before your time" -- Kirkus