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Dandelions by [McKelvey, Katrina]
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Length: 32 pages Language: English

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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. This is a book that 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 love between a parent and child.
Katrina McKelvey is an author, former primary school teacher, and mother of two. A reluctant reader as a child, her love of books came late and she is now passionate about inspiring a love of all things literary in kids of all ages. She is the president of the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA), Newcastle sub-branch, and on the organizing committee for the Newcastle Writers’ Festival. Dandelions is Katrina’s first picture book.
Kirrili Lonergan is a children’s book illustrator who spent her childhood years riding the streets on her hand-painted bicycle. Her passion for art and communicating visually began at an early age and has followed her through her life. In her illustrations, she combines this with a profound understanding of the needs of children acquired through her many years of working as a paediatric nurse. She can be found enjoying good times with her husband and four children in Newcastle, Australia.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 25753 KB
  • Print Length: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Exisle Publishing; 1 edition (23 September 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B015ROY4QE
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5.0 out of 5 stars Educational and Eco Friendly Story 15 June 2017
By Guppy - Published on Amazon.com
Lovely story that we used in our Forest Elementary classroom about dandelions. It teacher to view the dandelion as a useful flower, rather than a weed. It also describes the trail of a floating dandelion seed, that we used as a basis for a story to be written with prepositions, over, under, through, etc... it was the perfect book!!! We will buy it for our staple school library.
5.0 out of 5 stars UK version 25 April 2016
By Nayu - Published on Amazon.com
Quality time is spent together for this father and daughter doing simple and rewarding activities revolving around dandelions. I love stories that focus on family relationships. The anguish the girl experiences when the dandelions are mown soon dissipates into pure joy as the two of them look at the dandelions which survived the incident.

It shows the magic of nature which is more incredible than a video game. It encourages readers to go out and explore the world outside peoples homes which can be enjoyed by all the family. It emphasizes spending quality time together together too. I found the illustrations breathtaking, making me feel like it's a lazy summer day with a gentle breeze.

I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review on my blog Nayu's Reading Corner [...]

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