Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 0 to 2
- Grade: p to 12
- Reading age: 0 to 2
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 rhymes in this brilliant concept book.
By the author of Diwali (Orca Origins), which has been called "an exceptionally valuable resource" by Kirkus Reviews and "a standout volume" by School Library Journal.
About the authors
Rina Singh has published several critically acclaimed books for children inspired by her Indian Canadian heritage, including Diwali Lights, Holi Colors and Diwali: A Festival of Lights, which was nominated for the Red Cedar Award. Rina’s own grandmother never got the chance to go to school. Grandmother School is dedicated to her memory. Rina lives in Toronto with her family.
Heather Gould is an entrepreneur, artist and voice actor from Victoria, British Columbia.
- Long-listed, CaldeNott
- Commended, Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People
- Commended, Kirkus Best Books for Babies & Toddlers
- Commended, CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens
★ "Singh celebrates Holi, the Hindu festival of colors and love, and highlights six colors in this vibrant, playful board book…The sheer joy of the event comes through on nearly every page…Communicating the universal concept of color within the specific celebration of Holi, this gem deserves a place in every child's book bag."
Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"The rhyming is catchy and will make the book easy to read again and again…a perfectly written introduction to the holiday."
Kiss the Book blog
"Scenes exude warmth and delight…Holi Colors is an engaging and visually appealing board book. It is a highly recommended addition to all library collections serving our youngest readers."
★ "[A] tender tribute to the Hindu holiday of Holi…A joyful hybrid of concept book, holiday title, and portrait of familial love."
Publishers Weekly, starred review
"A wonderful cultural connection for children who are Hindu and who will recognize themselves in the pages. A unique color book that goes beyond teaching about color to celebrate and teach about a Hindu celebration."
School Library Journal
Other titles by Rina Singh
Other titles by Heather Gould
Under Our Clothes Read-Along
Our First Talk About Our Bodies