Mckelvey, Katrina Dandelions EK(Exsile), 2015. $17.99 PICTURE BOOK
girl loves dandelions, but her dad explains they are weeds. Dismayed, the girl
explains that she wishes to blow the puffballs and that they are magical. So together the girl and her dad find a few and
it starts them on a magical adventure to the amazing places the dandelion seeds
This is a
beautiful magical book with stunning illustrations that make me feel like I am
laying under trees and feel the swirling of the wind. But alas, this story is
also every gardeners/parents worst nightmare. I have a cold chill of horror at the
thought of billions of dandelion seeds invading my lawn and the hours of work
that it would take to de-lion the yard. I am not sure how I feel about students
falling in love with blowing the dandelion seeds around, while the journey of
the seed is quite stunning, if we could switch this to lavender seeds, I am
game to keep this book for students.
Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.