A favourite picture book: Ganesha’s Sweet Tooth

January 18, 2016

Ganesha's sweet tooth

What are your six and seven year olds reading at the moment?   Have they started enjoying chapter books or do they still love their picture books too?  My seven year old is starting to enjoy chapter books, but she still loves her picture books.  After finishing a chapter book I notice she always goes back to picking up a handful of her picture books and none more often than this one.

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I think Ganesha’s Sweet Tooth is one of her favourite picture books which I realised I hadn’t shared here. Once you see the book, it’s not hard to see why kids would love it so much.  The story is simple and sweet. Ganesha is just like any other kid except he has the head of an elephant and he rides around on a little magical mouse.  And like most kids, he loves sweets.  When his sweet tooth gets the better of him, he is unable to resist a super jumbo jawbreaker laddoo (an Indian sweet).  As he bites in to it his tusk breaks off. With the help of a wise poet and his mouse friend, Ganesha learns that what seems broken at first can be quite useful after all. Ganesha’s Sweet Tooth is loosely based on a classic Indian tale but the author has reinvented the story in to something funny, sweet and engaging for kids.

Ganesha's Sweet Tooth

While it’s a sweet story, it’s the illustrations that really stand out.  The pages are bursting with colour and the illustrations are so detailed making the characters come to life.  It’s hard not to fall for this book, no matter what age but I think it’s a must have picture book for 4-7 year olds.  What are your kids reading at the moment?  I’m always looking out for unusual and interesting kids books so I would love to know in the comments.

UK readers can find Ganesha’s Sweet Tooth here but if you’re in the US, find it here.

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