Published: 28/09/2016
ISBN: 9789881239532
Format: Paperback

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Amma, Tell Me About... Holi!
by Bhakti Mathur

The ‘Amma Tell Me’ Series is a charming and informative series of children’s books that introduces the major Hindu festivals and figures to young readers in a fun and non-preachy way. Written in rhyme with vivid, captivating illustrations, the books are perfect for families wanting to share stories from Hindu mythology with their children or for educators looking for resources on Indian festivals and culture for their students.

Come let’s hear the magical story,
Of Holi in all it's vibrant glory.
As told to Klaka, an eager little boy
By his Amma, with dollops of joy.

First, a tale of colours and childhood fun:
Naughty Krishna and Radha, his loved one.
Next, an evil king who thought he was God,
His son Prahalad refused to accept the fraud.

The ‘Amma Tell Me’ Series brings alive the magical tales from India in an enthralling manner using simple language and vivid imagery, for children aged 3-9 years. Author Bhakti Mathur decided to create the series when she struggled to buy books on Hindu festivals that were suitable to read to her young children. The result is a series of colourful, lighthearted books which introduce children to Indian mythology in a simple, entertaining way. Bhakti uses rhyming prose, combined with stunning, opulent illustrations by artist Maulshree Somani to explain the significant festivals, figures and stories of Hindu mythology.

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