Book Review and Giveaway: 'Diwali Fun With Mouse in the House' by Shivangi Mathur
posted by Shweta Sharan, October 26, 2018
An Indian spin on the Elf on the Shelf idea!
My daughter loves the Elf on the Shelf idea, which is why we fell in love with the concept behind Diwali Fun with Mouse in the House. The book comes with a soft toy of a Mouse, along with a puzzle booklet.
The Mouse is Lord Ganesha's loyal messenger who wants to make sure the children are having tons of fun during the Diwali season. The Mouse loves to play hide and seek so every morning, the children should find it from its hiding spot and get the puzzle from its tail, a puzzle sent by Lord Ganesha himself!
Of course, we parents work behind the scenes to make sure this is possible! We introduce the mouse three or four days before the main Diwali festival day and as a family, we give it a name! Every morning, we should hide age-appropriate puzzles or tasks in the Mouse's tail and hide the Mouse in a new spot every morning. The children should find the Mouse, do the task/puzzle and earn their Diwali day gift! After festivities are over, have your kids bid adieu to the mouse and reintroduce it next Diwali!
A book that brings all the colors of Diwali into your house
We also loved the superb glossary at the end, which describes everything from 'namaste' to 'Dhanteras.' You can also personalize the book by filling in the inscription page towards the end, where you can fill in when you welcomed the Mouse into your house and the name you chose!
I'd like to sign off by saying that I loved the picture of the boy making the rangoli!
Buy this book right in time for Diwali!
Diwali Fun With Mouse In The House - Book Giveaway!
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