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Three siblings enjoy the Indian festival of Raksha Bandhan, a celebration of the special relationship between brothers and sisters, in this reinterpretation of the song Frère Jacques. Full description

Main Author: Sehgal, Kabir.
Other Authors: Sehgal, Surishtha., Hoang, Zara Gonzalez.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: New York : Beach Lane Books, 2018
Edition: First edition.
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The Indian holiday Raksha Bandhan celebrates the affection between brothers and sisters. Sisters give brothers a thread bracelet, a rakhi, while brothers promise to care for their sisters and also give them presents. Set to the tune of Frère Jacques, the text describes a young girl getting to work on the rakhi with her little sister. Together they string beads, weave threads, adding sparkle and sequins, and finish off with a tassel. When brother Ji (who has been sleeping) receives his bracelet, he then gives gifts to his sisters. The digital artwork featuring wide-eyed children wearing traditional dress are set against decorated backgrounds, sometimes accented with Hindi lettering. A final spread shows a map of continents with families celebrating around the world, though without a key, it's unclear if the festivities are identical or where they are taking place. The final spread instructs readers on how to make rakhis of their own.--Ilene Cooper Copyright 2018 Booklist

From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.

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