A Stitch in Time – All about repairing broken items

repairing broken itemsTwo friends learn about repairing broken items, a shirt, an iron, a bicycle tyre. This story is about inspiring repair and not throwing away broken items to reduce our carbon footprint.

Attribution Text: A Stitch in Time (English), written by Himadri Das, Veena Prasad, illustrated by Ankitha Kini, supported by CISCO, published by Pratham Books (© Pratham Books, 2018) under a CC BY 4.0 license on StoryWeaver. Read, create and translate stories for free on

Written by Himadri Das, Veena Prasad . © Pratham Books , 2018.


Sample text from A Stitch in Time – repairing broken items

repairing broken items

“Oh no,” wails Shyam.
The seams of his favourite shirt have come apart.
“I can’t wear this shirt anymore, Thatha!

repairing broken items“Of course you can, silly,” his grandfather says.
“We can repair it!”
Thatha takes a needle and a spool of blue thread.
He shows Shyam how to stitch
the seams together.

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Pratham Books was set up in 2004, as part of the Read India movement, a nation-wide campaign to promote reading among children. Pratham Books is a not-for-profit organization that publishes quality books for children in multiple Indian languages.
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