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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
Holi is one of the fun and colorful festivals of India and people across the country celebrate it in different ways. Maya loved to go on adventures in India with her brother Neel. They are always joined on these trips by Chintu, the squirrel. They live in Chicago and they have just landed in India, in time for Holi. They were living with their cousin Ameya who lived in a big city with tall buildings. Ameya told them that the Holi is celebrated in Spring when the flowers bloom and she said they have to celebrate Holi wearing white clothes so that the bright colors can stain the clothing. Ameya took Neel and Maya to the market which was filled with heaps of colored powder - red, blue, pink, green, yellow, and purple. Let us read more about Holi and how Maya and Neel celebrated.
Let's Celebrate Holi! India's Festival of Colors by Ajanta Chakraborty and Vivek Kumar is a bright and colorful storybook that will introduce young readers to the festival of colors, Holi, and educate them on the story behind it, how it is played, and the snacks, food, and drinks that are specially made on that day. The colorful illustrations capture the vibrant side of the festival and make it vivid for readers. The info recap at the end will help readers to understand why Holi is celebrated. The book aims to help all parents raise multicultural kids to create a world that is more tolerant and accepting. It is a good book for storytelling sessions, and it is definitely a must-read for Indian kids to learn about Holi and how it is celebrated in various parts of the country.