This epic tale of Lion versus Nature shows how a little love can soften the toughest of hearts. In a quiet and peaceful neighborhood, an interloper has put down roots. Lion knows what he must do. He must remove the dandelion that has disrupted his perfect lawn. But before he can make his move, his daughter claims the dandelion as her friend and the task becomes nearly insurmountable. While I sympathized with the lion's struggle to make this impossible decision, I also laughed out loud at his increasingly extreme antics. The text is simple and understated allowing the vibrant and evocative illustrations to speak volumes. — From Sarah's picks (page 1)
About the Author
Ame Dyckman is the award-winning author of Read the Book, Lemmings!, You Don't want a Unicorn!, Wolfie the Bunny and Horrible Bear!, Boy + Bot and Tea Party Rules. Ame lives in New Jersey with her family, pets, and hair bow collection.
"The tone of the wry, bemused narrator is perfect...and the target audience will likely be eager for a repeat listen."
—Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Praise for Dandy:
"Dyckman's well-paced text digs into the comedic contrast between Daddy's stressed-out hysteria and Sweetie's unhurried calm. Santoso's cartoony digital illustrations 'with handmade pencil textures' enhance both the humor and the loving father-daughter relationship."—Horn Book
"Santoso's bright, playful illustrations, done digitally with hand drawn pencil textures, are the perfect complement to Dyckman's hilariously over-the-top story...sure to delight a wide range of readers."—Booklist