Dandelions

$14.99

This heart-warming picture book explores the bond between a father and his daughter. One day, a little girl notices her father mowing the lawn — in the process destroying her favourite flowers: the dandelions. She rushes out to stop him, but she’s too late, they’re all gone. There’s nothing for it: she’s just going to have to sit outside and wait until they grow back! But fortunately, Dad has another idea.

Taking her hand, he leads her to the front step, and there, nestled in a crack in the concrete, are two tiny dandelion puff balls. Father and daughter each blow as hard as they can, and the tiny dandelion parachutes spiral and spin, up, up and away, spreading their seeds to create new generations of dandelions far and wide. And together, father and daughter lie down on the grass, watching as the whirl and twirl through the air.

Exquisite watercolour illustrations combine with lyrical text to create a story that’s perfect for readers aged 4–8. Dandelions will be cherished by families and recommended by teachers and librarians, exploring as it does the resilience of nature, the art of forgiveness, and the unique love between a parent and child.


SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 245 x 255 mm /9½ x 10 Inches | Colour | 32 Pages |

Kirkus Reviews US
“A small girl is horrified to find her dad has mowed all the dandelions, which are her favorite flower. Responding to her distress, Dad finds a patch near the house that escaped, and father and daughter blow the bits of fluff out in the world to parachute away. She imagines the dandelion seeds as they float past her yard’s roses, the poppies lining the street, and the sunflowers in the park. The pictures have a lyrical, summery quality, with Dad in his bare feet, the young narrator with floral dress, tumbled curls, and stripy leggings … But the weed common over much of the world is cherished by this child and no doubt many readers, from its golden head to its puffball state, and the illustrations convey that prettily, along with the easy grace between father and daughter. A sweet father-daughter duet. (Picture book. 4-8) “


Children’s Bookwatch
“Beautifully illustrated with delicate, whimsical water colors, “Dandelions” is a story to share for generations.”


Jigsaw
“The illustrations are soft, pastel colours which supports the message that nature needs to be nurtured.”


Kids B Cool Blog
Dandelions is a book that will never get old, a book your children will want to read time and time again, a book that will get your child’s imagination going, a book that will have your child learning and asking questions, a book that a parent will enjoy, a book I know you will love!


NC Teachers Stuff
Dandelions is a delightful tribute not only to the magic of imagination but also the love between parent and child.”


The Mummy Project
“a timely reminder of the importance of slowing down and spending time bonding with your children …features gorgeous watercolour scenes … It’s a delight to go through… and follow where the seeds have flown to”

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