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Holi is a non-fiction picture book that tells the story of the Hindu holiday Holi. Holi celebrates the banishment of the princess Holika, which marks the triumph of good over evil, and also the coming of spring. The book explains this backstory, and then describes the traditions surrounding Holi.

On Holi, everyone goes around in new white outfits, and throws handfuls of colored powder called gulal at people. It's even acceptable to throw them at complete strangers. The day is also celebrated with visits to the temple, and eating pichkari, or sweets. The book explains each of these things in an easy to follow way, and includes pictures of people doing each of the things shown in the photos. Then, at the back of the book there is a word bank with explanatory pictures of all of the strange words in the book. Overall, this tome is a good multicultural text that would have a place in many elementary libraries, especially ones with a large Hindu population. ( )
  jackiediorio | Dec 19, 2011 |
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The popular Rookie Books expand their horizons - to all corners of the globe! With this series all about geography, emergent readers will take off on adventures to cities, nations, waterways, and habitats around the world…and right in their own backyards.

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An introduction to the traditions and festivities of the Hindu festival called Holi.

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