How to Wear a Sari By Darshana Khiani Illustrated By Joanne Lew-Vriethoff

Back of Book: 

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!

My Review:

I reviewed a copy of this picture book from Versify Publishing in exchange for an honest review. 

How to Wear a Sari by Darshana Khiani is a charming story about a young girl who is determined not to be seen as a little kid. Her goal is to learn how to properly wear a sari. She is determined to wear her sari even if it’s too big and belongs to her mother. Step by step, the girl figures out how to somewhat properly put on the sari. I love that the girl is the narrator and speaks to the readers. This allows readers to stay engaged on each page. The illustrations by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff are filled with movement and detail. I love the girl’s expressions are she stubbornly works to properly wear the sari. This is a lovely story that showcases the importance of culture and having a growth mindset. A great story for the classroom or at home. 

32 Pages 

Ages 5 and up 

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