Lohri: The Bonfire Festival is by Parveen Kaur Dhillon, the Moonbeam Award-winning author of My First Sikh Books, and is illustrated by the talented Anantdeep Kaur.
Hardcover: 38 pages
Publisher: Mascot Books (January 5, 2015)
Language: English, Punjabi
Lohri, with its bonfire bright,
is when we sing and dance through the night
Lohri is that colorful and festive time of year
to 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! This is a great book to present to families celebrating a marriage or new child in the family, bringing alive the old traditions of Punjab for the next generation of Punjabi families around the world.