The story follows Dev, who isn't a fan of messy play and hates getting dirty. After his Mum tucks him up in bed one night, his magical bedtime owl Ollie takes him to Agra, where a group of children are dancing, singing, and throwing water balloons filled with paint. At first Dev is angry, but he can't stop himself joining in and soon he's having a great time before he has to return home, having forgotten all his worries about getting paint on him.
It's a lovely story, and although aimed at little ones there are still plenty of references to the important parts of the festival which were new to me and which I'll certainly be learning more about to pass on to the children. There are more books for the series planned which will introduce children to more festivals around the globe, and I'll definitely be keeping an eye out for them!
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