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Hardcover Details
  • 08/2015
  • 978-0996192200
  • 48 pages
  • $16.99
When a mysterious package arrives just in time for Diwali, the three friends can hardly contain their excitement! Join the 3 Curious Monkeys Suno, Dekho and Jaano in their adventure as they discover the most wonderful Diwali Gift! Experience traditions of Diwali with sparklers, diyas and rangoli . The beautiful artwork and amusing storyline keeps everyone engaged. Winner of Mom's Choice Award.
Reviews
In a warm, festive story that introduces readers to the Hindu holiday of Diwali, three anthropomorphic child monkeys—Suno, Dekho, and Jaano—receive a wrapped gift from Suno’s dadima (grandmother) on the eve of the celebration. The monkeys take turns guessing what might be inside that package (sparklers, bangles), discovering instead that the present holds a series of smaller wrapped gifts, each with its own riddle (“I am round and shiny, so keep me in a safe place”). Finally, the friends learn that the gifts are three silver coins with images of the deities Lakshmi and Ganesh; a video chat with Suno’s chuckling dadima reveals the thinking behind the present: “When you place it in the Pooja Thali on Diwali night, it makes all your wishes come true.” While the doe-eyed monkeys don’t get much in the way of distinct personalities, Koan’s polished digital cartoons make them expressive and relatable. An afterword offers more concrete details about the festival of lights, as well as a brief glossary defining terms mentioned in the text. Ages 4–8. (BookLife)
Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose

“The Diwali Gift is an educational, entertaining and visually-appealing children’s book which encourages our young children to celebrate and to learn about different cultures”

Hindu American Foundation

“The beautiful artwork and amusing storyline makes The Diwali Gift an engaging and worthwhile read with your children.”

Indian Express

“Inspired by the concept of Gandhiji’s three wise monkeys”

Pragmatic Mom

"A delightful picture book to introduce kids to Diwali which is important to Hindus as Christmas is to Christians”

The Hindu

“Most of the available content concentrates on mythology and the past. The kids kept asking us why people were killing each other when we teach them all the time that it is wrong to kill someone. So we wanted content that was safe and clean, and that would”

Formats
Hardcover Details
  • 08/2015
  • 978-0996192200
  • 48 pages
  • $16.99

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