Ganesha’s Sweet Tooth

Chronicle. Aug. 2021. 32p. Board. $8.99. ISBN 9781797212524.
K-Gr 2–Originally a traditional picture book, this variation on a Hindu myth loses nothing in its transformation to a board book. Elephant-headed god Ganesha, who gets around on a magical mouse, breaks his tooth on a super jumbo jawbreaker laddoo. This is upsetting until the poet Vyasa shows him that the tooth can be used to write out the 100,000 verses of the Mahabharata.
VERDICT Deftly told with impish humor, the book is visually stunning with intricately stylized and patterned pictures in turquoise, pink, and gold on a dark blue ground.

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