This book is full of cadences. The rhymes light up its many picture book joys. The story is about young Bindiya who visits India to attend a wedding. The scene is a familiar one and has been portrayed in picture books many times but something about this book feels refreshing and enjoyable. We love the scenes from the wedding, the holiday in India, the sights and sounds of the country, the people, the cousins, and the entire parivaar.We also love how the author intersperses this book with Hindi words but they strike such a perfect note that it appears as if the English and Hindi words only make perfect sense when together! What's not to love? - Toka Box

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