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. Katrina’s works include, No Baths Week, Up To Something (EK Books), Isla's Family Tree (EK Books), and her successful debut picture book, Dandelions (EK Books).

Kirrili Lonergan is a picture book illustrator and art therapist. She has a passion for storytelling through pictures and relates warmly to the needs of children through her former years working as a paediatric nurse. Kirrili is the co-creator of the Lessons of a LAC educational sessions and is currently working on her ninth picture book. She is an active committee member for the CBCA Newcastle Sub-branch and a regular volunteer for Books4Outback.

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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
Published:

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