On the opening and closing endpapers is a pattern of diyas in shades of intricately decorated green, red, and blue on the palest of green backgrounds. Readers will notice the difference between the left side and the rights side. Perhaps this represents before and after and during the celebration. On the title page with a canvas of rich purple is a delicate design from left to right along the bottom lighted by diyas. Binny is standing on the far right in her new clothes and her special blue suede shoes, holding a lighted diya.
These illustrations by Nidhi Chanani were rendered