The Ammuchi Puchi
Cover image of diverse book The Ammuchi Puchi by Sharanya Manivannan and Nerina Canzi showing two kids of colour on a swing, surrounded by the branches of a mango tree
Illustration from diverse book The Ammuchi Puchi by Sharanya Manivannan and Nerina Canzi showing an older woman of colour weaving flowers into a girl's hair while  a young boy pickts flowers under a mango tree
Illustration from diverse book The Ammuchi Puchi by Sharanya Manivannan and Nerina Canzi showing two kids of colour ridng a large bird into a forest
Illustration from diverse book The Ammuchi Puchi by Sharanya Manivannan and Nerina Canzi showing two kids of colour and an couple of colour sadly holding one another
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    The Ammuchi Puchi

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      Buy one get one, ages 4 plus, 32 pages

      Written by SHARANYA MANIVANNAN | Illustrated by NERINA CANZI

      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 joyous celebration of love, of a very special person who relished life; of family; of the beauty of the natural world; and of the power of the imagination’ – Red Reading Hub

      'Rich, bright colours and exotic flowers and foliage leap out from almost every page' – Our Book Reviews Online

      'Simply beautiful!’ North Somerset Teachers’ Book Award

      Customer Reviews

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      Mia Bano
      A colourful dose of South Asian Culture

      Amongst the vivid, colourful illustrations lies a story that delves deeply into the love between a grandmother and her grandchildren. We learn greatly about the importance of family in South Asian culture as well as how much of a figure of strength the grandmother was for the children. What really stood out for me is how both the author and illustrator handled the topic of bereavement and healing sensitively. As a teacher, I know that a lot of my children will be able to resonate with this book. Although many publishers shy away from exploring bereavement in children's books because it is an 'issue' concept, actually our children need it more than ever now. Books are quoted to be the 'voices of friends' and they hold the power of transmitting culture and ideology. The Ammuchi Puchi depicts social realism. If our children read more books that explore similar themes, it would help build their resilience and enable them to self-regulate.

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      Ishika
      Ammuchi Puchi

      Beautiful book, conjures such emotions and might I say what a beautiful way to access even on an epub reader! Please do read this tale of love, loss and the eternal magic of deep connections!

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      Sumi Chandrasekharan
      Touching and beautiful!

      Love the journey the children are taken on by their grandmother who lives on as a ‘puchi’. Nicely narrated.

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      Baisali
      Heart touching beauty

      Such a beauty of a book — to read, to look at, to absorb. After I finished reading it to my boys, the three of us sat in a silent huddle for a while. To say we loved it would be an understatement.

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      Penny
      This book taught me what a grandma should be!

      Fun, just a little naughty, and a loving presence who will always be there. Thank you Sharanya and thank you Lantana.

      Customer Reviews

      Based on 5 reviews
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      Mia Bano
      A colourful dose of South Asian Culture

      Amongst the vivid, colourful illustrations lies a story that delves deeply into the love between a grandmother and her grandchildren. We learn greatly about the importance of family in South Asian culture as well as how much of a figure of strength the grandmother was for the children. What really stood out for me is how both the author and illustrator handled the topic of bereavement and healing sensitively. As a teacher, I know that a lot of my children will be able to resonate with this book. Although many publishers shy away from exploring bereavement in children's books because it is an 'issue' concept, actually our children need it more than ever now. Books are quoted to be the 'voices of friends' and they hold the power of transmitting culture and ideology. The Ammuchi Puchi depicts social realism. If our children read more books that explore similar themes, it would help build their resilience and enable them to self-regulate.

      I
      Ishika
      Ammuchi Puchi

      Beautiful book, conjures such emotions and might I say what a beautiful way to access even on an epub reader! Please do read this tale of love, loss and the eternal magic of deep connections!

      S
      Sumi Chandrasekharan
      Touching and beautiful!

      Love the journey the children are taken on by their grandmother who lives on as a ‘puchi’. Nicely narrated.

      B
      Baisali
      Heart touching beauty

      Such a beauty of a book — to read, to look at, to absorb. After I finished reading it to my boys, the three of us sat in a silent huddle for a while. To say we loved it would be an understatement.

      P
      Penny
      This book taught me what a grandma should be!

      Fun, just a little naughty, and a loving presence who will always be there. Thank you Sharanya and thank you Lantana.

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