I am always interested in books about cultures and festivities. In this book we see Archie try to celebrate a festivity called Diwali. I have heard from it before, so I know some details, but I was eager to learn more and see her celebrate it.
In this gorgeously drawn book we see how Archie tries to make her whole house beautiful for her friends, which had me wondering why she never checked the weather report? I mean, I wouldn’t decorate the whole house if I knew a storm was coming, haha. I was a bit sad, because Archie kept worrying about her friends, who never experienced Diwali. Would they like it? Wouldn’t they mind having so many adults around? What about the food? Isn’t it too hot. She kept worrying about EVERYTHING. Girl, don’t worry so much, is what I wanted to say to her. I am sure they will love it. Just give it a shot.
It was great to see how Archie got totally in the story of Diwali, she is a great story-teller. And her friends agree with me as they are totally into the story. Totally love it!
I loved how the rest of the evening went and was just so delighted for Archie. It was truly a Diwali miracle. I loved seeing the party commence and see the adults and the kids have tons and tons of fun. Eating food, lighting fireworks, dancing, and more. It was a Diwali to remember.
All in all, a very heartwarming and sweet read! I am so happy I had the chance to read it. I am also happy to see some extra information + glossary near the end! That was a fun addition. I would recommend this one to all.