Thursday, February 1, 2018

FESTIVAL OF COLORS by Surishtha Sehgal & Kabir Sehgal / Book Review #FestivalOfColors

By: Surishtha Sehgal & Kabir Sehgal
Illustrated by: Vashti Harrison
Published by: Beach Lane Books
Released on: January 30th, 2018
Ages: 3 & up
Purchase from: Amazon | B&N
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Rating: 5 Owlets
A copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for my honest review 

Learn all about Holi, the Indian Festival of Colors, in this lush picture book from bestselling mother/son duo Surishtha Sehgal and Kabir Sehgal.

Spring is here, and it’s almost time for Holi, the Indian Festival of Colors. Siblings Mintoo and Chintoo are busy gathering flowers to make into colorful powders to toss during the festival. And when at last the big day comes, they gather with their friends, family, and neighbors for a vibrant celebration of fresh starts, friendship, forgiveness, and, of course, fun!

This is a diverse, educational, and entertaining picture book for readers of all ages. It's adorable, brightly colored illustrations help create a book that leaves you feeling happier after reading it. It's incredibly easy to feel happy while reading a book about colors, flowers, family, and festivities. 

The Festival of Colors is a picture book about Holi, the Indian festival of colors. I knew nothing of this festival prior to reading this book, but love all that this festival represents. What a beautiful tribute to a wonderful festival. 

What a great read. This book is also great for pre-K to 2nd grade classroom use. Also helpful, included at the end this book are the author's notes telling readers more about the Festival of Colors. This is one picture book I'd recommend picking up.

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