The Diwali Gift { Book Review }

Our Family loves reading books and personally Diwali is my favorite festival.When the authors sent me a copy of their award winning book The Diwali Gift to review , I was totally excited as there aren’t many books out there for Diwali festival .
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The Diwali Gift { Book Review }

The story of 3 curious monkeys who discover little things that make Diwali so special. It all starts with the mystery package sent by grandma for Diwali .The curiosity of what’s in the package keeps a reader engaged till the end. I give kudos to Authors Shweta Chopra and Shuchi Mehta for covering the traditions like Lakshmi puja , Lighting lamps, bursting fireworks ,exchanging gifts and decorating the house with Rangoli in a simple , fun way . Not to forget the Book Illustrator Anna Koan who excelled in bringing these traditions to life .The illustrations are cute, accurate and colorful to grab a child’s attention . Wonderful usage of Indian motifs like bindi , Rangoli , Mithai( sweets) , Diyas , the clothing Lehenga and Saree , flower garlands.

The authors managed to capture the essence of Diwali festival while exhibiting the Indian culture in a unique form . This beautifully illustrated picture book is perfect if you are celebrating Diwali at preschool or elementary school. In addition to the book, their website 3 Curious Monkeys also includes a common core Diwali lesson plans and various printables to make Diwali a fun experience for children.
The only downside I felt is a Non-Indian , will not be familiar with terms like Dadima, Pooja , Lehenga and Readers will have to look at the end of the story to know their meanings.
The Diwali gift book Review

Favorite Character and Scence :
We like the fun , imaginative characters Suno , Dekho and Jano as monkeys that are prevalent in India . My 7 year old son enjoyed reading the book and his favorite scene is at the end where the three monkeys are happy celebrating Diwali . My 11 year old niece says her favorite part of the book was when they opened the gifts to find personalized coins and her favorite character is Suno as she loves singing and dancing too. I laughed and enjoyed the scene where grandma is using technology to explain grandkids …Completely relate to that ! I Thank the authors for sending us this wonderful book , my son thoroughly enjoyed it !

As Diwali is just a few days away , you can pick a copy for yourself or gift someone by clicking 3 curious monkeys website or on Amazon .

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book complimentary for review purpose. All opinions and thoughts expressed here are honest and my own.

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