Rituchakra - Everything Looks New!
Priya Kuriyan
age group: 
5+ yrs
Number of pages: 
Pratham Books
seasons festivals of India
picture book, non-fiction

Starting from the fresh green colour of the cover page and right through the pages, the book exudes the magic of spring, also widely known by its Sanskrit name - Vasant Ritu. Birds singing in the trees, blossoming flowers and tree-planting are all evocative of that very special time of the year - when winter is abating and the hot summer has yet to descend.

Like the other books in the series on the seasons of India, this book, too, has some very interesting information on the legends, rituals and festivals associated with the season, especially that of Holi. Of special interest is the making of natural colours form flowers to play Holi - an eco-friendly and safer option.

The series is great addition to a school library.

Reviewed by Shamim Padamsee