I’m all for protecting the environment and so are the characters in this book (well, eventually):
Daddy, in this case a lion, takes his lawn very seriously. So when he spies a dandelion growing in the middle of his yard, he knows what he has to do. Unfortunately for Daddy, his adorable lion cub daughter Sweetie, has other plans. What’s a lawn-perfectionist dad to do? Ame Dyckman’s spare text and Charles Santoso’s hilarious illustrations tackle the age-old battle between parent and child: Is a dandelion a pesky weed or a beautiful flower? This book has it all: A perfect title, a jacket cover that depicts the book’s theme, a surprise-under-the-jacket case cover that puts a spotlight on the book’s co-star (the dandelion), front end papers that set the scene, just-right text to tell the story, hilarious illustrations that relate story beyond the words, a story and ending with humor and heart, back end papers that show changed main characters and supporting characters, and even a funny author note, as only Ame Dyckman can write. Plus lions, giraffes, hippos, bears, monkeys, tractors, mad scientists, pirates, and dandelions! Whew! This book is a winner for adult and child!
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Heather is a busy wife and mom of five rambunctious children and one lovable pup They all provide lots of distractions, but oodles of inspiration. Sometimes the pictures and ideas in her head turn into her own children's stories, but she always makes time to read other people's books. Sometimes she reviews them here.