Originally published back in 2018, Festival of Colors is now available in a board book format.
This book, written by mother-son duo Kabir and Surishtha Sehgal teaches young readers all about the Indian festival of colors, Holi.
In Festival of Colors, we follow siblings Chintoo and Mintoo as they choose flowers, lay them out to dry, and press the petals into beautifully colored powders. Now they are ready to celebrate Holi with their whole neighborhood!
Holi is a festival celebrating many things, including the end of winter, inclusion, and the triumph of good over evil. It is celebrated in the spring when nature is putting on a vibrant show, and the illustrations by Vashti Harrison capture all of those colors beautifully!
If you are looking to add diversity to your shelves through a book featuring non-Christian holidays, I would highly recommend this one. It is equal parts informative and entertaining.
Festival of Colors is out now and can be purchased wherever you normally buy books, including Bookshop and Amazon. (Please note: These are affiliate links. Affiliate links allow me to receive a small commission for recommendations at no cost to you. This commission is used to maintain this site and continue bringing content to you. Your support is always appreciated!)
Kabir Sehgal is a bestselling author, a jazz bassist, and a Grammy Award–winning producer. You can find out more about him and his work by visiting his website at kabir.cc.
Vashti Harrison is an author, illustrator, and filmmaker with a passion for storytelling. To learn more about her and her work, please visit her website at vashtiharrison.com.
Many thanks to Simon and Schuster for providing me with a review copy of Festival of Colors.
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