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State Literary Awards 2022

Dressing Up With Archchi nominated for Best Children’s Book

6 November, 2022

Dressing Up With Archchi by Nadishka Aloysius was nominated for the Best Children’s Book at the State Literary Awards 2022 which was held recently. This is the fourth nomination for the author whose publication ‘That Easter Sunday’ won the category last year.

This charming picture book is about a little Sri Lankan girl who loves playing dress up with her Archchi. She selects a colourful sari, decorates her hair, and puts on her (non-toxic) makeup with care. But she is no ordinary Asian Princess.

The story takes the reader through a colourful afternoon of fun and frolic as she slays monsters and demonstrates that girls can be whatever they want to be – they only need an active imagination and the love and support of a wonderful grandmother.

The book is illustrated in vibrant colours and also includes three activity pages and a DIY jigsaw puzzle. Empowerment and entertainment go hand in hand in this picture book which is a valuable addition to any home or school library. Priced at Rs 1,050 it is available at bookshops and gift stores islandwide.

Nadishka Aloysius is a teacher with nearly 25 years’ experience, stage actor, and award- winning author who works to share her love of literature with the world.

She is a firm believer that representation matters and strives to showcase Sri Lankan life in her work. She writes for both children and adults, and also conducts creative writing workshops and school visits to celebrate Sri Lankan culture and wildlife.