Namaste Is a Greeting

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Product Details
$17.99  $16.73
Candlewick Press (MA)
Publish Date
8.0 X 11.6 X 0.4 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author
Suma Subramaniam earned her MFA in writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and a certificate in popular fiction from the University of Washington. Suma Subramaniam lives in Washington State.

Sandhya Prabhat is an award-winning illustrator and animator whose books include I Am Brown by Ashok Banker, Ignore the Trolls by Jordan Gershowitz, Usha and the Big Digger by Amitha Jagannath Knight, and books in the Om Child series. Originally from Chennai, India, Sandhya Prabhat is now based in the Bay Area.
A great purchase with a simple path to showing children how a word can be a way of living, a greeting, and a blessing, all at once.
--School Library Journal

Vibrant, textured illustrations depict a blossoming friendship between the little one and the neighbor, while a series of statements describe what namaste means to the child. . . Visually appealing.
--Kirkus Reviews

This picture book uses gorgeous artwork and simple text to introduce young readers to Indian culture.

This gorgeously illustrated picture book celebrates the culture of compassion and the significant impact small gestures can have. It's a beautiful lesson for readers of all ages.

This simple story of greeting, sharing and kindness explores the depth of meaning in the word 'namaste.'
--The Virginian Pilot

Suma Subramaniam's simple but stirring text explores the significance and meanings of 'namaste, ' while Sandhya Prabhat's character-driven illustrations add narrative layers. . . this book feels uniquely personal, powerful, and necessary. The characters express diversity, inclusion, mindfulness, respect, and a heart-glowing sense of warmth. . . . During a season when gifts are given and received, readers might especially appreciate this book's message of year-round, universal caring.
--The Christian Science Monitor

A sweet lyrical book that reminds readers about the dynamism of the word namaste.
--The Toronto Star