Ganesha's Sweet Tooth

Ganesha's Sweet Tooth

By Sanjay Patel; Emily Haynes

Chronicle Books (CA), Hardcover, 9781452103624, 40pp.

Publication Date: September 19, 2012

Description
The bold, bright colors of India leap right off the page in this fresh and funny picture book retelling (with a twist) of how Ganesha came to help write the epic poem of Hindu literature, 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, especially the traditional dessert laddoo. But when Ganesha insists on biting into a super jumbo jawbreaker laddoo, his tusk breaks off Ganesha is terribly upset, but with the help of the wise poet Vyasa, and his friend Mr. Mouse, he learns that what seems broken can actually be quite useful after all. With vibrant, graphic illustrations, expressive characters, and offbeat humor, this is a wonderfully inventive rendition of a classic tale.


About the Author
Sanjay Patel, MD (Urbana, IL) is affiliated with the University of Illinois.



Praise For Ganesha's Sweet Tooth

"A classic Hindu tale gets an artful interpretation in this piece of eye candy" - Daily Candy Kids

"Zesty and original... Pink elephants haven't looked this good since 'Dumbo'" - The New York Times

"Two traditional events in the life of the Hindu god Ganesha are imaginatively recast" - School Library Journal

"The wordless two-page spreads retelling the ancient epic Sanskrit poem, Mahabharata is a masterpiece." - Lisa Von Drasek, Early Word

"A fresh and comedic introduction to a Hindu legend, with a winning combination of both eye candy and actual candy." - Publishers Weekly

"A feast for the eyes... So sweet we almost want to pop it in our mouths." - EntertainmentWeekly.com

"A confectioner's palette... strong shapes and a mix of modern objects with traditional designs add to the fun." - Kirkus Reviews