Pooja Makhijani, who has contributed several fine guest columns to Chicken Spaghetti, sent me a copy of her first book, Mama's Saris. (The official publication date is May.) What a wonderful picture book! Illustrated in richly detailed patterns and vibrant hues by Elena Gomez, the story tells of a the first time a little girl gets to dress in one of her mother's saris. Mama wears saris on special occasions, so the little girl wants to wear one for her birthday. She turns seven today, after all. Almost grown! The warm mother-daughter connection that Pooja portrays so lovingly makes the book a great Mother's Day gift, not to mention birthday present.
Congratulations on your first book, Pooja!