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Holi Colors

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  68 ratings  ·  24 reviews
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 rhyme ...more
Board Book, 24 pages
Published February 13th 2018 by Orca Book Publishers
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May 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kids, asia
So much fun. The girls loved the colors and learning about the holiday. Maddie liked practicing her colours. The photography is great and everything is so vibrant and fun.
Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance
Nov 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cybils
A burst of color of a book that celebrates the Indian festival of Holi.
Apr 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: board-books
This board book is illustrated with photographs awash in color. The images vibrantly show Holi both with close-ups of people’s faces covered in colors and in images where the air itself is filled with color. The text is gently rhyming and invites even the youngest readers into the joy of Holi and a delight in the saturated colors on the page. Joyous and bright, this board book is just right for every library.
Urbandale Library
Nov 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This delightful board book introduces children to the festival of Holi with vibrant pictures and colors. A perfect book for all!
Ames Public Library Youth Services
What a beautiful book! The photographs and colors in this book are amazing. This book is a celebration of Holi, the Hindu spring festival, but it also works as a teaching tool for colors.

The text is a parent lovingly telling a child about different colors and having fun.

A sweet, colorful book that will introduce people to Holi, while also giving people who already celebrate it a lovely book about their lives.

Viviane Elbee
This is a beautiful color concept book that also introduces young ones to the Holi festival, a celebration of colors that occurs in the springtime in India. The kids and I loved this one - it's poetic, has brightly colored photographs of people (including children) covered in color powder and let us catch a glimpse of a different cultural experience.
Kids voted to give this 5 stars.
It's also a very quick read, perfect for toddlers and up.
Jillian Heise
A sweet board book relating colors, and the Indian festival of Holi. Jubilant photographs highlight the festival's joyful colors with additional information on Holi in the back matter. Would be a nice change of pace from more traditional colors concept books for baby shower gifts. Focuses on a parent's love of a child.
Mary Librarian
I was not familiar with this holiday in India - the Festival of Colors. Broken down into the simplest of information with children covered in color this would work for toddlers. Like the authors note a the end for parents who are also not familiar with Holi.
Mary Kate
Jul 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: child-nonfiction
Beautiful photographic images relating colors in nature to the sharing of colors with children during Holi, the Festival of colors usually celebrated over two days in March. The words are closely patterned in the same structure and Hush Little Baby.
That One Librarian
Jun 04, 2018 rated it liked it
Stunning photographs, but otherwise an average color board book. Not bad, but not exceptional. The repeated photograph at the end is questionable - it would have been nice to see the same mother/child in a different pose.
Jul 23, 2018 rated it liked it
The color-throwing celebration is venturing out of strictly Indian culture and is becoming familiar with many different communities. This vibrant book introduces colors to the youngest Holi participants.
Feb 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: diverse-reading
Like the board book format and the lovely photos. Not crazy about the rhyming text. Cool to have kids of many races taking part in an Indian holiday, rather than the ol' 'this is how THEY CELEBRATE OVER THERE'. Nice how it doubles as a holiday book and a colors book.
Alyssa Gudenburr
A very cute board book about Holi.
Michelle Gray
Themes: Holi, colors, festivals
Simple, rhyming, colorful board book celebrating a beautiful Hindu tradition.
May 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Small children enjoying being splashed with Holi pigments. Star rating based on pure adorability.
Kristina Jean Lareau
A colorful concept book about this Springtime Indian celebration.
Aliza Werner
A colors board book with photographs of people celebrating Holi. I wanted to have a better understanding of Holi itself, but there's a short explanation at the end.
May 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Oct 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: toddler-books
beautiful pictures
Amanda Geske
May 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
“Peacock brought the dreamiest BLUE - he said he saved it just for you.”
Faith Tydings
Nov 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: award-committee
This book uses stock photos. I feel like that's inauthentic. Correction--I KNOW that is inauthentic. I noticed a few others since I read this one also use stock photos. We live in a world where we at least need better ones.

I feel disrespected.
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RINA SINGH was born in India and immigrated to Canada in 1980. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from Concordia University and a teaching degree from McGill University. Before moving from Montreal to Toronto, she taught creative writing to gifted children. She has since written several critically acclaimed books for children. Her book A Forest of Stories has been translated into several languages ...more
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