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The Resource Dandelions, Katrina McKelvey and [illustrated by] Kirrili Lonergan

Dandelions, Katrina McKelvey and [illustrated by] Kirrili Lonergan

Label
Dandelions
Title
Dandelions
Statement of responsibility
Katrina McKelvey and [illustrated by] Kirrili Lonergan
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 she's too late, they're all gone. There's nothing for it: she's just going to have to sit outside and wait until they grow back! But 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. And together, father and daughter lie down on the grass, watching as the 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
Summary
When a little girl notices her father mowing the lawn and all the dandelions, she is upset that she did not get to blow them away, but her dad reveals that there are still some nearby and the two blow them away and imagine where the seeds float to
Theme
Tone
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10488569
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1974-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McKelvey, Katrina
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
For primary school age
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 2
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Lonergan, Kirrili
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dandelions
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Hope
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Dandelions, Katrina McKelvey and [illustrated by] Kirrili Lonergan
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000054817443
Dimensions
26 x 27 cm.
Extent
1 volume of unnumbered pages
Isbn
9781921966828
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)902830880
Label
Dandelions, Katrina McKelvey and [illustrated by] Kirrili Lonergan
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000054817443
Dimensions
26 x 27 cm.
Extent
1 volume of unnumbered pages
Isbn
9781921966828
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)902830880

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