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Ganesha's Sweet Tooth - cover

Ganesha's Sweet Tooth

Sanjay Patel, Emily Haynes

Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC

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Summary

The bold, bright colors of India leap off the page in this picture book retelling of how Ganesha helped write the epic Hindu poem, the Mahabharata.  
 
Ganesha is just like any other kid, except that he has the head of an elephant and rides around on a magical mouse. And he loves sweets, but when Ganesha insists on biting into a super jumbo jawbreaker laddoo, his tusk breaks off! With the help of the wise poet Vyasa, and his friend Mr. Mouse, Ganesha learns that what seems broken can be quite useful after all. With vibrant, graphic illustrations, expressive characters, and offbeat humor, this is a wonderfully inventive rendition of a classic tale. 
 
Praise for Ganesha’s Sweet Tooth 
 
“Pink elephants haven’t looked this good since Dumbo.” —The New York Times 
 
“Beautifully presented. . . . So sweet we almost want to pop it in our mouths.” —Entertainment Weekly 
 
“Stylish. . . . A fresh and comedic introduction to a Hindu legend, with a winning combination of both eye candy and actual candy.” —Publishers Weekly 
 
“Bright, elaborately detailed illustrations. . . . Grade-schoolers. . . . will enjoy the story’s turnarounds and focus on luscious sweets, and many will be ready for the classic Hindu myth.” —Booklist
Available since: 09/07/2012.
Print length: 40 pages.

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