Saturday, February 7, 2015

Book Review: The Dandelion Who Refused to be a Weed by Ann

The Dandelion Who Refused to be a Weed
By Ann
Publisher: Matador
Published: Nov. 26, 2014

Amazon Synopsis:

Age Level: 3 - 7

 Have you ever wanted to read a children’s picture book to your child which was not only great fun and interesting for them, but also really entertaining and thought provoking for you?! 

Well, look no further …. my children’s picture book ‘The Dandelion Who Refused to be a Weed’ has been trialled on lots of families and all the parents say, “there’s so much more to this book than in other children’s picture books, and the kids just love Dolores, the big bright bold dandelion. … they just want to keep reading it!” 

The story is about a dandelion called Dolores, who can’t understand why she is called a weed when she is just as beautiful as the other flowers. One day, however, when a storm blows in, it’s Dolores who keeps her head while the other flowers lose theirs! 

The book is beautifully illustrated with bright colours and designed to make any child or adult want to pick it up and read more. It is written from life experiences, which gives it a charming authenticity, and with a great humorous play on words - it’s a must-have read for any child! 

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 My Thoughts:

The Dandelion Who Refused to be a Weed is full of beautiful brightly coloured drawings. I loved how the dandelions had faces and arms giving them personalities.

The story was unique and would be a good one for helping children think about their own qualities, how they are similar or different than other children and learning to see that does not make them of more or less worth than others, just a person with different qualities.

I rated this cute little book with excellent lessons 4 stars out of 5.

Thank you to the publishers for providing a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. A positive opinion was not required. All thoughts were my own.

About the Author:

Hi I'm Ann of Picture Books by Ann.  I'm from London, although I now live in the Midlands.  I trained as a graphic designer and I have written 15 picture books so far - the first of which 'The Dandelion Who Refused to be a Weed' is now available from Matador Books as an ebook from Amazon and iBookstore.  The story deals with self esteem and has been highly recommended by Reviewers for teachers, librarians and parents.  It is a beautifully illustrated story and is written from life experiences which gives it a charming authenticity.  It can be enjoyed by both adults, and children who are dealing with self esteem issues.

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