by Falaq Kagda
A book report by Ava Gorauskas
This book is about a bunch of festivals in India.
There are a lot of festivals in India and my favorite ones to read about were a two day festival about dance, a festival called “Divali”, and a festival called “Holi”.
At the end of the book, it tells you about things that you can do. For instance, a game called Pachisi, how to make a Divali lamp, and how to make a food called Burfi.
I liked this book because it was non-fiction and about India.
I am interested in India because my dad has been to India for work and he brought me stuff back so it must have been fun. He brought me a pearl necklace and a blue Punjabi suit. Punjab is a state in the North of India that borders Pakistan.
I found a picture of a girl tying rakhi to her baby brother on page 25 and she is wearing a Punjabi suit.
I recommend this book to third and fourth graders who like other cultures. When I read the book it made me want to go to India even more because I want to be there for one of the festivals that was described in this book. Starting on page 16, the book talks about the festival of Holi. I would like to see this because when people throw colored powders at me I’ll get to get messy, which I don’t get to do very often.