Kid’s Book Review: The Big Book of Festivals

Kid’s Book Review: The Big Book of Festivals

About the Book and Author

Explore some of the most thrilling cultural and religious festivals from around the world!
From Diwali, the Indian festival of light, to the Spanish tomato-throwing festival La Tomatina, to the Belgian Festival of Giants, this book is the perfect introduction to some of the world’s most incredible cultural and religious celebrations.

Exquisitely illustrated by Liz Rowland, every page is packed with fascinating fun filled facts!
Some festivals are outrageously joyful, others are more serious. All of them bring people together to mark the big events in life. So dive into this riotous explosion of colour as we feast, sing, cry and celebrate the diversity of festivals and traditions this wonderful world of ours has to offer.

The Big Book of Festivals
Joan Maree Hargreaves

Joan-Maree Hargreaves produces videos/web-docos and writes articles about people and places. As well as a videographer & journalist, she sometimes work as a multi-platform producer, project manager & magazine editor. She lives in Australia.

Book Review

This is an amazing and interesting book

This is an amazing and interesting book!

I enjoyed learning about different festivals, there were some I already knew but there were so many more that me and my mum had never heard of! It was fun learning about them from this book.

I celebrate Eid Ul-Fitr and it was fun to read about that.

I loved the Dia de Muertos, it looks scary but it’s not! And there’s lots of sweet things to eat which sounds yummy.

La Tomatina looks like so much fun and so messy, I wish I could join in!

The illustrations were great and so beautiful to look at.

Hundreds of children will love to learn about festivals all round the world from this book.

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Reviewer Profile

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  • Name: Muhammad Yusuf
  • Age: 5 years
  • Likes: visiting museums, Lego and reading
  • Dislikes: getting ouches and spicy food
  • Favourite Book: Shark in the Park by Nick Sharratt
  • Favourite Song: You Are My Sunshine
  • Favourite Film: Zootopia