Tuesday, November 26, 2013
My Family's Clothing-Day 26 Picture Book Month
Picture Book Month Day 26 theme: Clothing
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by Pooja Makhjani
Mama's Sari is one of my favorite books in my library. It celebrates a special stage in mother daughter relationships. Little girls love to dress up and look just like their mothers. This must be true in all cultures.
Mama's Saris is a perfect balance of elegant language and rich illustrations. It is a wonderful mother daughter story.
On her seventh birthday, a young girl watches as her mother sorts through her collection of saris made of elegant fabrics and shimmering colors like a black chiffon that is the color of the night sky. She listens intently as her mother tells how each one has been worn for special occasions such as the day her daughter was born and brought home from the hospital. Granting her birthday wish, her mother lets her select a sari to wear for her birthday celebration. Mama carefully and expertly wraps a beautiful blue sari around her daughter and offers her matching bangles to wear and a bindi on her forehead as a final touch.
Mama's Sari pairs up nicely with this book:
What Can You Do With a Rebozo?
Colorfully illustrated rhyming book a young girl describes the many useful things one can do with a rebozo. It can become a superhero's cape, a baby cradle, and a warm blanket on a cool night.
A rebozo is a traditional shawl worn in Mexico and in Mexican American households.