Ganesha's Sweet Tooth by Emily Haynes

Ganesha's Sweet Tooth

Written by Emily Haynes
Illustrated by


Ganesha's Sweet Tooth by Emily Haynes

The bold, bright colours of India leap off the page in this fresh and funny picture book retelling of how Ganesha comes to 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. An 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, he learns that what seems broken can actually be quite useful after all. With vibrant, graphic illustrations, expressive characters and off beat-humour this is a wonderfully inventive twist on a classic tale.


A confectioner's palette... strong shapes and a mix of modern objects with traditional designs add to the fun. - Kirkus Reviews Two traditional events in the life of the Hindu god Ganesha are imaginatively recast - School Library Journal A classic Hindu tale gets an artful interpretation in this piece of eye candy - Daily Candy Kids A feast for the eyes... So sweet we almost want to pop it in our mouths. - A fresh and comedic introduction to a Hindu legend, with a winning combination of both eye candy and actual candy. - Publishers Weekly Zesty and original... Pink elephants haven't looked this good since 'Dumbo

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

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 and Cars 2. Sanjay is also the creator of The Big Poster Book of Hindu Deities. His modern interpretations of Hindu epics have also been displayed in a solo exhibit at the San Francisco Asian Art Museum.

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40 pages


Emily Haynes
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Chronicle Books

Publication date

1st October 2012



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