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Ganesha's Sweet Tooth

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Now in board book, the bold, bright colors of India leap off the page in this fresh and funny picture book retelling of how Ganesha came to write the epic poem of Hindu literature, the Mahabharata. 

Ganesha is just like any other kid, except 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, he learns that what seems broken can actually be quite useful after all. With vibrant, graphic illustrations, expressive characters, and off-beat humor, this is a wonderfully inventive twist on a classic tale.

Perfect for:

• Parents who want to expose their children to other cultures
• Families that practice Hinduism
• Educators looking for fresh takes on religious folktales and multicultural stories


"Originally a traditional picture book, this variation on a Hindu myth loses nothing in its transformation to a board book. . . . Deftly told with impish humor, [Ganesha’s Sweet Tooth] is visually stunning. . ."
—Kirkus Reviews, starred review


Format: Board Book
Pages: 32
Size: 7 1/4 x 7 1/4
Age Range: Chronicle Books
Publication Date: 08/17/2021