- File Size: 3535 KB
- Print Length: 32 pages
- Publisher: Beach Lane Books (January 30, 2018)
- Publication Date: January 30, 2018
- Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
- Language: English
- ASIN: B074Z9R94C
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- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #294,596 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Festival of Colors Kindle Edition
|Length: 32 pages||Age Level: 2 - 8||Grade Level: P - 3|
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The Sehgals' newest picture book introduces young readers to Holi, a Hindu spring festival, through color, repetition, and onomatopoeia....Harrison's textured and cinematic illustrations are vivacious and dynamic, with renderings of humans that reflect her background in animation. Refreshingly, she represents children and adults with a wide variety of skin tones; India's many browns are also on display here. (Kirkus Reviews October 1, 2017)
It is spring and Chintoo and Mintoo are excited; it is time to prepare for Holi, the Indian festival of colors. Together, the brother and sister roam their verdant garden, collecting the flowers they will turn into brightly colored powders. “They gather hibiscus flowers, because hibiscus flowers make red.” Orchids, marigolds, and irises come next. Chintoo and Mintoo dry the flowers before separating the petals and finally pressing them into powder. Once their petal powders are complete, it’s time to celebrate. All dressed in white, the siblings join their parents, friends, and neighbors outside where the powders will be tossed about. The Sehgals—a mother-and-son duo—use short, repetitive sentences and color-coded words, which nicely pair with Harrison’s genial scenes emphasizing the vibrant, sunny colors of the festival and
the delight of getting ready with family. This lively, informational read reinforces primary and secondary colors and showcases this jovial Hindu festival as a time to celebrate fresh starts, friendship, and forgiveness, and have lots of fun in the process. An authors’ note offers more context. — Anita Lock (Booklist Nov 1, 2017)
About the Author
Kabir Sehgal started his class newspaper in second grade and has been writing ever since. A bestselling author of several books, he is also a jazz bassist and Grammy Award–winning producer. He lives in New York City.
Vashti Harrison, author and illustrator of the bestselling Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History, is an artist, author, and filmmaker with a passion for storytelling. She earned her MFA in film and video from California Institute of the Arts, where she snuck into animation and illustration classes to learn from Disney and DreamWorks legends. There she rekindled a love for drawing and painting. Now she uses her love for both film and illustration to craft beautiful stories for children.
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'Festival of Colors' is a wonderful addition to our library, introducing the delightful holiday of Holi to our daughter in a fun and simple way.
Highly recommended! Holi Hai!!!