The Best Diwali Ever

Sonali Shah, Chaaya Prabhat

Book cover for The Best Diwali Ever
Book cover for The Best Diwali Ever

The Best Diwali Ever

The Best Diwali Ever

Sonali Shah, Chaaya Prabhat

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Peek into the magic of Diwali in this heartwarming celebration of sibling love and sharing holidays together!

The Festival of Lights is nearly here! Join Ariana and her family during their spectacular celebration of Diwali.

Ariana can't wait to participate in all of her favorite holiday traditions: making delicious sweets, lighting diyas around the house, and the rangoli competition! As long as her younger brother, Rafi, doesn't ruin everything with his clumsiness, this could be the best Diwali ever.

With vibrant imagery, joyous text, and an important lesson about celebrating the people you love for who they are (especially silly younger brothers!), this lovely picture book is perfect for a family read aloud.

About the Author

Sonali Shah is a freelance broadcaster best known for being one of the faces of BBC Events, BBC Sport, and Newsround.

Away from the camera, Sonali is an Ambassador for the Prince's Trust and the British Asian Trust. Sonali loves travelling and spending time in East Africa, where her family is from. The travelling has become less frequent now that she has become a mother, though--instead, Sonali has developed an interest in cooking and preparing meals for her children and the family. Visit her at

CHAAYA PRABHAT is a graphic designer, illustrator and lettering artist. After completing her M.A in Graphic Design from Savannah College of Art and Design, she is now working independently in Chennai, India. She has worked with several clients such as Snapchat, Facebook, Google and The Obama Foundation. Visit her at

Critical Reviews

Praise for The Best Diwali Ever:

"The book's gorgeous illustrations and chatty, feisty narratorial voice form a brightly colored canvas. . . A joyful Diwali celebration laced with messages that are important year-round." --Kirkus Reviews

"A rangoli contest and an exasperating younger sibling feature prominently in this straightforward tale about Diwali celebrations. ...Prabhat's vivid digital illustrations offer myriad cultural details." --Publishers Weekly

Publishing Information

Publisher: Scholastic Press
Pub date: 2023-09-19
Length: 32 pages
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