Hello book lovers, your friend Sara here! I love how you are all pouring in your write ups on your favourite books.
After all, if a story is written for young readers, shouldn’t they get to share their review of it?
Today’s review by 11 year old R.Darshini from Chennai is of The Clever Tailor, a book which has a beautiful Indian look and feel to it.
R.Darshini’s parents inspire her to read books, and she have a lovely collection at home. She is a student of NSN. Mat Higher Secondary School, Chrompet, Chennai.
Title- THE CLEVER TAILOR
Author- SRIVIDHYA VENKAT
Publisher- Karadi Tales
My mother got this book for me.
This story is about how a piece of cloth was transformed into different things useful for the family by the tailor, from the saafa (turban cloth worn by men of Rajasthan) he received.
Rupa Ram is a tailor who stitches clothes for the rich. He is very poor and cannot buy clothes for his family. One day he received a beautiful saafa at a wedding. He was so happy and wore it everywhere. When it was worn out he was so reluctant to throw away it away. He made a beautiful odhni (dupatta) for his wife from the cloth. She loved it a lot. This cycle of transforming the cloth into the next best option continues in the story.
The main characters in this book are Rupa Ram, his wife, son, daughter and gudiya.
This story gives us two beautiful messages-
• The joy of sharing
• The importance of reusing an object
The story concludes saying that the cloth may get worn out, but he still has his story to share with all. Same way as we age we may get worn out physically, but our heart and mind will not.
The Clever Tailor is a heartfelt story and totally Indian. I give this book a 5 star rating for this book.*
Best age group is above 7 years.
*On a scale of 1-5, 5 being the highest