Canadian Children's Book News - January 6, 2017
"A great pick...The book is at once fascinating to read and to look at...Diwali is well-researched and informative."
Resource Links - December 2, 2016
"Written in a very readable text accompanied by colourful historical and contemporary captioned photographs...This book would be a great compliment to a study of religious customs and multiculturalism...I would highly recommend it for inclusion in school and public libraries."
Booklist - September 7, 2016
"Provides a remarkably comprehensive look at the origins of the Hindu festival of lights...The intimate tone and vibrant photographs make this book an enjoyable and informative read from start to finish. Young readers will love the photographs, and older ones will appreciate the joy and concept of a celebration of light."
School Library Journal - August 19, 2016
"A standout volume...an excellent introduction to Diwali and Indian culture, highly recommended for all geography collections."
Kirkus Reviews - July 2, 2016
"This sophisticated volume incorporates information about the major Indian religions; Hindu, Sikh, and Jain Diwali traditions; and Indian immigration to the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean...An exceptionally valuable resource."