Review: Celebrate Holi With Me! (From The Toddler Diaries)


Title: Celebrate Holi With Me! (From the Toddler Diaries)
Author: Shoumi Sen
Illustrator: Abira Das
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Year: 2017
Ages: 2+
IBSN: 978-1541027831


Celebrate Holi With Me! by Shoumi Sen is part of the book series From The Toddler Diaries. Written in rhythmic enchanting verses and vibrantly illustrated, this installment introduces little readers to the Hindu festival of Holi. Known as the Festival of Colors, it announces the arrival of spring. A joyful little girl named Riya tells the readers all about Holi.

Riya conveys Prahlad's Hindu mythological story to explain how Holi became a celebration of the triumph of good over evil. Transporting the reader back to modern day, Riya describes all that takes place during Holi. A bonfire is lit on Choti Holi, the first day of the celebration. Children have a blast in a literal and exciting splash of colors. Everyone enjoys music, dance, and delicious traditional food and sweets.



Celebrate Holi With Me! (From The Toddler Diaries) by Shoumi Sen is a great story for Hindu children to see the celebration of Holi portrayed in a book. I think that the story can also introduce other children to the holiday of Holi. It is important for children to learn about holidays different than their own. The book includes a glossary of Hindi words at the end, which is very helpful for those new to the Hindi words used throughout the story.

 
Rating: 4 stars

Comments

  1. Beautiful! Children and (I) love colors, spring, and celebrations! This sounds like an excellent read for everyone to enjoy.. thank you for the great review!

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    1. Thank you for reading! The illustrations are quite vibrant and colorful.

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  2. Beautiful! Children and (I) love colors, spring, and celebrations! This sounds like an excellent read for everyone to enjoy.. thank you for the great review!

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