Kid’s Book Review: All About Diwali: Things to Make and Do

Kid’s Book Review: All About Diwali: Things to Make and Do

About the Book and Author

All About Diwali: Things to Make and Do is the perfect book to introduce Diwali, one of India’s most significant holidays and to give you ideas as to how to celebrate the Festival of Light.  For schools, Scouts and Guides and youth clubs this activity book would be really useful as it is filled with crafts and recipes, fun activities and facts about the Diwali celebrations observed by over ONE BILLION people across faiths! The instructions are explained clearly and the there are lots of detailed illustrations making it attractively presented. You can see a couple of examples if you scroll down this post.

Plus you can learn why Diwali is named the festival of lights and discover the traditional Indian stories behind it.

The book has been written by Swapna Haddow, illustrated by Aditi Kakade Beaufrand and is published by Scholastic.


All About Diwali cover
Swapna Haddow

Swapna Haddow is a prize-winning children’s writer and the author Bad Panda and also the the award-winning Dave Pigeon series

Aditi Kakade Beaufrand was born in India, into a family of artists. From an early age she was exposed to Art, Culture and Design and choose illustration as her profession after graduating from Rubika Supinfocom in 2017.

Book Review

I found it fascinating learning about different stories, like about Rama and Sita

This book is very informative, especially if you don’t know much about Diwali. 

I liked learning about the Festival of Light (Diwali), and the book had great pictures to help explain. I also loved the crafts and recipes for yummy food. The book helps you to learn about how people celebrate Diwali, like buying new clothes or making patterns on their door step. I found it fascinating learning about different stories, like about Rama and Sita.

The book is full of interesting information including how Ayodhya in India earned a Guinness world record for lighting 300,000 lamps for Diwali!

I think this is book is great for any age who want to learn more about the celebration.

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Reviewer Profile

  • Name: Eliza
  • Age: 8 years
  • Likes: sewing, facts and being outdoors
  • Dislikes: yoghurt and getting up late
  • Favourite Book: The Midnight Gang by David Walliams
  • Favourite Film: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • Favourite Song: Shake It Off by Taylor Swift