Celebrate Onam With Me!

It's time for Onam, a 10-day harvest festival celebrated widely in the Indian state of Kerala with a lot of fun, food and festivities! Travel with Riya to "God's Own Country" and learn how and why we celebrate Onam. Join her at the enchanting snake boat races, watch a beautiful flower arrangement take shape, and enjoy the delicious Onasadya feast while learning about the great King Mahabali. Step into this book and watch Onam come alive!


‘From The Toddler Diaries’ is a series of illustrated books which celebrates the spectrum of Indian festivals as experienced by a child. Presented in poetry and color, the books are designed to drape parents and children in vivid hues of India’s cultural fabric. The inspiration behind this collection comes from an appreciation of a child’s clarity in perception, which becomes magical because of its simplicity.
 

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Look at those enormous snake boats, it's Vallamkali today

Hundreds of expert oarsmen singing and rowing away

Look at all the dishes, what a sight to behold

Placed on a banana leaf,

twenty-six I'm told

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WHERE TO BUY

Celebrate Onam With Me! is available on Amazon and other bookstores near you.

In paperback and ebook!

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©2020 by Shoumi Sen

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

"... charming and informative...great way to introduce children to (Indian) culture"

~ Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Award winning author of "The Mistress of Spices" & "Before We Visit the Goddess"

“A much needed picture book on Holi, not just for the Indian diaspora but for young children living in India too."

~ Richa Jha, Award winning children's book publisher and author, Pickle Yolk Books 

"When I read Shoumi Sen’s Celebrate Durga Puja 

With Me, brilliantly illustrated by Abira Das, I must admit that I want to witness at least one Durga Pujo in my life, in Calcutta."

~ Toka Box