Article Title

The Clever Tailor


Nicole Clark


Outstanding, Preschool, Primary, Folktales, Recycling, Multicultural

Document Type

Book Review


Saafa Ram is an Indian tailor whose gift for sewing is matched only by his ability to see the potential in even the most well-loved fabric items. After wearing out a saafa given to him as a present, he turns the turban into a odhni, a head scarf, for his wife. When the odhni wears out, he skillfully transforms it into a shirt for his son. The shirt then becomes a doll and then a decorative rose. When the rose wears out, he turns it into something memorable that will never again wear out.