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Lohri: The Bonfire Festival (English And Punjabi Edition)

Lohri, with its bonfire bright,is when we sing and dance through the nightLohri is that colorful and festive time of yearto celebrate with those who are dear.Join Ajeet and Rakha as they explore their favorite holiday.Lohri: The Bonfire Festival, is a fun-filled and colorful introduction to the winter harvest festival of Punjab, India. Children of all ages will enjoy the rhymes in both English and Punjabi as they learn more about the culture and traditions that have been celebrated this way since the fifteenth century.The Punjabi within these pages is a fun way to teach kids to read the Gurmukhi script. A Romanized Punjabi transliteration of all pages is at the end of the book to aid in pronunciation.A fun, multi-lingual rhyming book for children of all ages!

Hardcover: 38 pages

Publisher: Mascot Books; Bilingual edition (January 5, 2015)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1631770713

ISBN-13: 978-1631770715

Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 0.4 x 10.4 inches

Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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Age Range: 4 - 8 years

Grade Level: Preschool - 3

Great for educating our little 2 year old about her Punjabi heritage. I love the English and Punjabi. My daughter loves the songs in the back. I wish there was a CD with music to sing these songs with. That would be an awesome addition and I know we would enjoy those songs in the car!

Just got this book for my 4 year old daughter who loves to dress up in her Punjabi clothing and needless to say she is loving it.The book is a beautiful and colorful introduction to the fun filled culture of Punjab. Ajeet and Raakha are celebrating Lohri by dressing up, dancing, singing the Lohri song and enjoying the yummy treats around the bon fire. The book brings it all to you, the song, the recipes, the cultural significance, all through bilingual child friendly poetic story telling. Must have for all times to come and read to the kids every winter to warm their hearts and keep the traditions alive.(Pictures - My little Punjaban is fixated on the sweets page and wants to share them with all. She says "Thank You for this gift to me and to all children").

Praveen Kaur Dhillon performed the first book reading of her magical book at Port Discovery Childrens Museum on December 30, 2014 to the great delight of our staff and visitors. She created a bonfire of joy for all who attended as they shared in the celebration of their special special new beginnings. This book beautifully presents culture in a positive way that each and every one of us can embrace. It is with great joy that I write in celebration of this author's new beginning. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK!!!!

This is a wonderful book! My 6 year old son and I love to read it. The story is fun and informative. But really it is much more than the story that sets this book apart. There is tons to explore on each page - the words, definitions, facts, vibrant colors and beautiful illustrations - all contribute to a wonderful adventure! Yes, it is a book about the celebration of Lohri, but it's also a great introduction to Punjabi traditions. I will be buying this book again for family and friends.

We just received our copy a few days ago and our entire family loves it! Our 2.5year old son loves it for the amazing illustrations and catchy rhythm of the story. He immediately started flipping through the book and identifying the characters as people in his life, which amazed me! He could recognize his own culture in the book! I love it for the fun way it teaches my son (and me) more about a very fun tradition in Indian culture. I also love that it is bilingual with both Punjabi and English side by side. But rest assured, you dont have to be Indian or Punjabi to appreciate this beautiful book! We had several (non-Indian) kids over for a playdate the other day, and all the kids took turns going through the book and asking questions. What a great way to teach your kids about another culture! It would be a great addition to any school or home library! With Lohri around the corner (mid January), I highly recommend this as an addition to your child's collection!

This book captures the essence of Lohri ! The narration is both in Punjabi and English and illustration is beautiful. My kids shared it with their school friends at a book reading and now there is going to be a Lohri celebration at school. We love the book and can't wait to gift it to friends and family.

We received our copy yesterday, and already I've read it to my kids at least ten times - they cant get enough of it! The book has been written beautifully in rhyme, and the illustrations are vibrant and very intriguing for my children. What I love most is that I can read the story to them in both English and Punjabi, which is really important to me as a parent trying to teach my little ones Punjabi as well. Also fantastic is that the author included education material in addition to the story - food, recipes, songs and a glossary. I am buying more copies for my nephews and would highly recommend this to everyone!

We received the book yesterday and my 3.5 year old daughter loves it! It is a wonderful children's book written in rhyme with beautiful illustrations. The story is written in such a manner that not only gets the little ones excited about celebrating Lohri with their family and friends but also to make them understand the significance behind the celebrations. I am also excited to send this book into my daughters preschool for her to share with her friends. Looking forward to reading the author's next creation!

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