Practice to make a difference.

Ammuchi Puchi

When Anjali and I were really little, we were sort of afraid of our grandmother, Ammuchi…

Aditya and Anjali love listening to their grandmother’s stories, particularly the scary one about the ghost in the tree. But the night their grandmother passes away, all her stories seem to lose their meaning. Then something happens that is more mysterious and magical than any story. Could their grandmother still be with them after all? A poignant and moving story about bereavement and healing. Stunningly illustrated and told in gorgeous poetic prose.

Author Bio:

Sharanya Manivannan is an award-winning writer based in India. Her fiction, poetry and essays have been widely published internationally, and she was specially commissioned to write and perform a poem at the 2015 Commonwealth Day Observance in London. The Ammuchi Puchi is Sharanya’s first picture book.

Review:

"Sharanya Manivannan’s beautiful story will help sensitive children from the world over make friends with loss, and Nerina Canzi’s colour-drenched, jewel-like illustrations bring this tale of grandmothers, families and a very special butterfly to radiant life. The Ammuchi Puchi will take children, and adults, of all ages, on an unforgettable, sweet-sad journey from grey back into a world of glorious colour." – Nilanjana Roy, award-winning author of The Wildings

"Stunning, vibrant illustrations bring this book to life. Not only is this a poignant story, handling the issue of bereavement with tact and understanding, it also shows children that grief is a universal emotion, shared by all cultures and peoples. Simply beautiful!" – North Somerset Teachers’ Book Awards blog

"The essence of Ammuchi Puchi is of universal appeal and relevance. It’s a beautiful picture book, both for sharing and, with its satisfyingly substantial text, for an older child to read alone. It is a moving, thought-provoking story that doesn’t offer any answers, but only asks of its readers that they have an open mind – and is all the richer because of it." – Marjorie Coughlan, Windows, Mirrors, Doors

Soft cover (Picture book)

Age range 5+ years old

Full Colour

32 Page

Ammuchi Puchi

Author: Sharanya Manivannan

$15.99 Add to Cart

Customers who Purchased this item also purchased

  • Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears

    Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears

    by Emily Gravett

    *This publication is available to order from our overseas supplier: delivery usually take 3 - 4 weeks* *Everyone's afraid of something . . .* Young children will identify with the little mouse who uses the pages of this book to document his fears – Spiders: Little Mouse is afraid of them (arachnophobia). Shadows: Little Mouse is afraid of those (sciaphobia). In fact, Little Mouse is afraid of everything - from loud noises and the dark, to being sucked down the plughole Join her as she faces her fears and... More info

    $15.50 Add to Cart
  • The Flyaway Blanket

    The Flyaway Blanket

    by Allan Peterkin

    Oh, no! Jake's favourite blanket gets carried off with the wind and flies away. Does it wander far? Where does it go? Will it be missing forever? Take a peek at this sweet tale about a cherished blanket and that loving bond shared by a parent and child. *Author:* Allan Peterkin, MD, is a Toronto-based physician and writer. He is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Family Medicine and Head of the Health, Arts, and Humanities at the University of Toronto. Dr. Peterkin is the author of several children's books, including:  What About Me? When... More info

    $19.95 Add to Cart
  • Big Sky Mind

    Big Sky Mind

    by Whitney Stewart

    You know when you’re having a really bad day and nothing seems to go right? You feel scared, sad and mad all at the same time, and you don’t know what to do. This little book about mindfulness can help you. It will teach you how to mediate and grow your heart. It will help you create space around your feelings, accept yourself as you are and discover your inner wisdom. With nine simple mindfulness exercises, you can learn how to soften your emotions, grow your heart, feel... More info

    $26.99 Add to Cart