Dandelions

Dandelions
$12.99 / £6.99
Format: Paperback / softback, 32 Pages
ISBN: 9781925335569
Publisher: EK Books
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Description

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 is crushed to see that she’s too late; they’re all gone.

She quickly knows what to do: she’s just going to have to sit outside and wait until they grow back! 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. They lie down on the grass, watching as they 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.

The author

Katrina McKelvey is a children’s author with over ten years primary school teaching experience. She is highly involved in the Children’s Book Council of Australia, is an advisor and participant in literary conferences and festivals, and enthusiastically spreads her love of reading at regular school visits. 

Kirrili Lonergan is a children’s book illustrator, art therapist, and mother of four. She has illustrated several picture books (including Lessons of a LAC, Brave and Dandelions) as well as creating designs for clothes, prints and pottery. She is passionate about illustrating picture books that have a ‘healing’ message and has a great understanding of the need for such books as a result of her previous work as a paediatric nurse.

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Specs

Format: Paperback / softback, 32 Pages
ISBN: 9781925335569
Illustrations: color illustrations
Size: 10 in x 9.5 in / 254 mm x 241.3 mm
Edition: Second Edition
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