Not My Long Blue Skirt
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The list of things in Princess Uma’s room is never-ending and some of them need to be cleared out!
Uma’s mother, the Queen, notices the cupboard in the corner of the room – filled to bursting with clothes. “None of these fit you any longer and I’d like to give them away to children who can use them.”
Much to Uma’s dismay, her favourite long blue skirt is among the bundle of clothes given away. 😥
Longingly, she watches the neighbouring kids wearing the skirt every day. Does their joy make Uma feel better about parting with it?
Can she finally learn to let go?
Popular award-winning children’s author Nandini Nayar explores just how hard children hold on to the things they consider special in this engaging story, finely illustrated by Darshika Varma.
Ms Moochie Books is an independent publishing house. They publish contemporary Indian books for children. What sets them apart is their unique story → book process. All new stories are taken to classrooms by storytellers. Feedback from the children is passed on to the author. She makes changes. This loop is iterated till the children give the story an emphatic thumbs up, after which the book is made. This allows them to actively involve the reader, i.e the child, in the making of the book.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
Made in India