Experience Holi with every color of the rainbow! This Hindu celebration known as the festival of colors and the festival of love signifies the end of winter, the arrival of spring and the victory of good over evil. A time to laugh, play, visit friends and get messy! Little ones will love exploring the colors of Holi through the vibrant photographs and Singh's playful rhymes in this brilliant concept book.
By the author of Diwali (Orca Origins), which has been called "an exceptionally valuable resource" by Kirkus Reviews and "a standout volume" by School Library Journal.
"My jaan, my life, my little one./ Let's play holi. Let's have fun!" So begins Singh's tender tribute to the Hindu holiday of Holi, during which participants toss colorful powders on each other. Writing in the voice of a parent addressing a child, Singh uses the occasion to highlight five colors ("Lotus sent the sweetest pink./ Stole it from your cheeks, I think"), accompanied by intimate and appropriately vibrant photographs of Indian children and families throwing gulal powder, painting each other with color, laughing, and hugging. A closing note briefly describes Holi's underpinnings, wrapping up a joyful hybrid of concept book, holiday title, and portrait of familial love. Up to age 3.