Binny’s Diwali: Children’s Book Review

Binny’s Diwali: Children’s Book Review

Binny’s Diwali 

Cute, adorable, and informative – that’s what Binny’s Diwali is

It’s Diwali time and Binny, the young little girl from India is all excited to tell her friends about her favorite festival from her home country. She gets all ready for circle time in her school. Even her friends and teachers are excited to know about a festival from a different country. They are looking forward to Indian sweets and stories. Binny’s parents help her prepare for the occasion but Binny is anxious! 

When her time to speak comes, she is at loss f words. Will Binny overcome her anxiety? How will her Diwali special show and tell go in the class? Read this fun story to know more. 

Written by Thrity Umrigar, and illustrated by Nidhi Chanani, Binny’s Diwali is a holiday treat. It narrates the story of Diwali in an easy, fun way making it an interesting read for children. This also gives a glimpse of the way people celebrate Diwali with their friends and family. Diyas, rangoli, Indian sweets like peda and jalebi – if you’re living out of India, you will be filled with nostalgia and you would love to read this to your little one during festival time.

For us, I spotted this book at the perfect time. My son recently needed to explain Diwali to his school friends here. Even though, reading level wise, he has outgrown this book but its a book that comes in very handy when you are looking to explain Diwali to kids from different countries. We had a great time reading this story together.

Packed with beautiful illustrations and targeted towards readers below 6 years, this one would make a wonderful festival gift too. Do give it a try and let us know if you liked it.

In case you’re looking for a read-aloud version of this book, you may listen to it here. There are many other versions of it available. It’s one of the favorite books in international kindergartens in many countries.

If you’re a regular reader here, by now you will know that we love doodling after reading a book that we like. We will be posting a cute Diwali Diya tutorial on our Instagram page shortly. Keep a watch on our social pages and our Creative Corner for all new doodle tutorials for your little artists. 

And for more Diwali special books, you may check our collection here.

Wish you all a very happy Diwali. May you have a sparkling year ahead. We know 2020 hasn’t been a great year for many. Let’s hope the festive season brings the much-needed cheer to our lives. Have fun.

Read every day, doodle every day,

And keep the boredom away :).




Title: Binny’s Diwali 

Author: Thrity Umrigar

Illustrator: Nidhi Chanani

Suitable for: 3-6 years

Available at Amazon here.

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