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, he learns that what seems broken can actually be quite useful after all.
The bold, bright colours of India leap right off the page in this fresh and funny picture book adaptation of how Ganesha came to write the epic poem of Hindu literature, the Mahabharata. With vibrant, graphic illustrations, expressive characters, and off-beat humour, this is a wonderfully inventive twist on a classic tale.
About The Authors
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 Ramayana: Divine Loophole, The Big Poster Book of Hindu Deities, and The Little Book of Hindu Deities. He lives in Oakland, California. Learn more about Sanjay at Gheehappy.com.
Emily Haynes is an editor by day, specialising in entertainment and humour 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.