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 August 29, 2014  Book Reviews, raising world citizens

Dances of India: Multicultural Children's Book Review | Alldonemonkey.com

Disclosure: I was provided a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes; however, all opinions are my own.

I absolutely love discovering new multicultural children’s books for the Monkeys, especially ones that are so fresh and different.  Dances of India by Kyra Khanna, Malini Sekhar, and Alyssa M. Torres is just such a book – unique, colorful, and engaging.  The boys adore the book, and I love that it appeals to both of them despite their age difference (preschooler and toddler).

Since we spend so much time focusing on Latin America and the boys’ Costa Rican heritage, it is a treat for me to have such a great resource on a different part of the world.  I truly felt like I was learning right alongside them, as we read about the various dances of India.

Dances of India: Multicultural Children's Book Review | Alldonemonkey.com

Dances of India takes kids on a journey throughout the musical subcontinent, as they discover four very distinct forms of dance.  I can only imagine how difficult it must be to make this vibrant art form come to life from the flat page, but that’s exactly what happens.  Little Monkey always bounces in his seat as we read this one!

What really stands out about Dances of India are its lively illustrations and a rhythmic text that fairly dances off the page.  It is so fun to read!

Dances of India is the first book in the Little Loka Series, created by two moms who wanted more multicultural books and experiences to share with their young children.  Even better?  These amazing mamas feel so strongly about paying it forward that part of what they earn will go to support young leaders/social entrepreneurs in India!  Definite win-win for everyone 🙂

Dances of India: Multicultural Children's Book Review | Alldonemonkey.com

Their vision is to provide more than just your average board book – rather, they want to provide an experience for children and adults, so you will find ways to continue the fun and learning on the Little Loka website, such as an overview of how to “free your dance” with your kids!

So if you are looking for a new, unique book to enjoy with your kids, I highly recommend Dances of India, the first in the Little Loka Series!

  6 Responses to “Dances of India: Multicultural Children’s Book Review”

  1. Love this so much! Thank you for sharing such a unique book. It is never too early to begin sharing the larger world with a child!

  2. […] right!  It is a very similar story to that of the founders of Our Little Loka, whose book Dances of India I reviewed recently.  How lucky we are to have such amazing mompreneurs take on the task of filling […]

  3. […] and a rhythmic text that fairly dances off the page.  It is so fun to read!  – Leanna of All Done Monkey (read the full […]

  4. “created by two moms who wanted more multicultural books and experiences to share with their young children” LOVE.THAT! Can’t wait to get my hands on this book!

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