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Ganesha's Sweet Tooth

Ganesha's Sweet Tooth

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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.

Author: Emily Haynes, Sanjay Patel
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Published: 09/19/2012
Pages: 40
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.00lbs
Size: 9.60h x 10.10w x 0.60d
ISBN: 9781452103624
Audience: Ages 4-8

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 3.6
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 154906 / Ganesha's Sweet Tooth

Award: Georgia Children's Book Award - Nominee
Award: Ezra Jack Keats Book Award - Honor Book

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 09/15/2012
School Library Journal 10/01/2012 pg. 103
Publishers Weekly 10/15/2012
Booklist 10/15/2012 pg. 52
New York Times Book Review 11/11/2012 pg. 35
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 01/01/2013 pg. 256
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2013 pg. 133 - Below Average, With Minor Flaw

About the Author
Sanjay Patel is an animator and storyboard artist for Pixar Animation Studios, where he has worked on many features including A Bug's Life, Ratatouille, and the Cars series. Sanjay is also the creator of Ramayana: Divine Loophole, The Big Poster Book of Hindu Deities, and The Little Book of Hindu Deities. His modern interpretations of Hindu epics have been exhibited at the San Francisco Asian Art Museum. He lives in Oakland, California.

Emily Haynes is an editor by day, specializing in entertainment and humor titles, and a children's writer by night. In her spare time she can often be found up to her elbows in clay, making functional ceramics. This is her first children's book. She lives in Oakland, California.
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