Ganesha's Sweet Tooth
by Sanjay Patel & Emily Haynes
Illustrated by Sanjay Patel
Bright illustrations in pink, blue and yellow hues introduce us to the Hindu god, Ganesha, as a child, a child just like any other child, expect for an elephant's head and an unusual method of getting around- cruising on a magic mouse. Follow the pair as they go about collecting sweets until they stumble across an extra hard, jaw breaking, laddoo which snaps off Ganesha's tusk which he then accidentally hurls at an elderly man who turns out to be the poet Vyasa who then persuades Ganesha to be a scribe for his very very very long poem... An eminently child-friendly, comic, account of how Ganesha came to write the Hindu epic, the Mahabharata. Comes with a helpful author note. Illustrated by a Pixar Animation Studios artist. 'Bold, modern looking illustrations with a modern twist and a popular tale. A very different introduction to the Hindu classics' (Ruth, Discover Children's Story Centre, Letterbox Library reviewer). Age 5-8, Paperback 26pp
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