Binny is excited to talk to her class about her favorite holiday. But she struggles to find the words.
Taking a deep breath, she tells her classmates about the fireworks that burst like stars in the night sky, leaving streaks of gold and red and green. She shares with them delicious pedas and jalebis. And she shows them clay lamps, called diyas, which look so pretty all the children ooh and aah.
Featuring a heartwarming story by Thrity Umrigar, enchanting illustrations by Nidhi Chanani, and detailed information about the Hindu festival of lights, Binny's Diwali is a holiday treat.
Thrity Umrigar loves cats and puppies and kids and sparklers and starry nights and ice cream and summer vacations and festivals. When she is not eating ice cream and playing with cats and dogs, she daydreams and writes award-winning books for adults and kids, including the picture books When I Carried You in My Belly and Sugar in Milk. Thrity lives in Cleveland, Ohio, and treasures the letters she receives from young readers.
Nidhi Chanani likes to dream kind and creative dreams. She’s the author of the graphic novel Pashmina and the bilingual board book Shubh Raatri Dost/Good Night Friend, as well as the illustrator of the picture book I Will Be Fierce. Nidhi draws and dreams in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, child, and cat
A fresh, contemporary telling of an ancient tradition in a modern context... This colorful, cheerful book will easily find its home among similar books about school, celebrations, and sharing traditions. -- Booklist
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