Little Dandelion Seeds the World

Did you know dandelions thrive on all seven continents? The cheery blooms are among the most resilient and adaptable in the world. In this lyrical book, learn how the crafty plant travels on the wind and hitches rides in all manner of ways in order to spread far and wide. Includes a map and backmatter on dandelions.

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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 1
Dewey 583/.983
Lexile AD360L
ATOS Reading Level
Guided Reading Level L
Language English
Publisher Sleeping Bear Press
Available Formats Hardcover (9781534110533), PDF (9781534178991), Hosted ebook (9781534179141)
Copyright 2021
Number of Pages 40
Dimensions 9 x 11
Graphics Full-color illustrations

Audubon Magazine - Little Dandelion Seeds the World

How far can a flower’s seeds travel? Everywhere, according to this delightful storybook about dandelions. A seed blown by a little girl travels to Africa, drifting from one continent to another in this tale of breezes, birds, and mammals that help transport seeds. The dandelion flutters, tumbles, and sails to the ground before “taking root” and “sending up a shoot,” phrases repeated throughout the story. The iconic animals in each new location, and the story’s rhythmic language, will make readers eager to turn the page. Plus, the story is based upon a true premise: The abundant dandelion flower has found its way all over the world, including South Georgia Island near Antarctica.

Midwest Book Reviews - Little Dandelion Seeds the World

“Beautifully illustrated … Children ages 5-8 will thoroughly enjoy learning how this crafty plant travels on the wind and hitches rides in all manner of ways in order to spread far and wide.”

Publishers Weekly - LIttle Dandelion Seeds the World

“Vivid, screenprint-esque digital illustrations by the Howdeshells trace the seeds’ paths, showcasing animals from each continent amid landscapes enlivened by terrain-distinct color palettes. Younger readers will enjoy this informative read, which shows how nature unites the globe. Back matter includes an author’s note. Ages 6–7. (Mar.)”

Kirkus Reviews - Little Dandelion Seeds the World

“The Howdeshells’ art is vibrant and engaging, taking care to include a diverse array of human racial presentations and details that establish each setting, the textured images focusing on indigenous fauna as the seeds fly. Of particular note is the lovely cover depicting a Black girl with natural hair.”

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Author: Julia Richardson

Julia Richardson is an author. Little Dandelion Seeds the World is her first book. She lives in Mattawan, Michigan, surrounded by a yard full of dandelions.

Illustrator: Kristen Howdeshell

Kevin and Kristen Howdeshell are a husband-and-wife illustrator duo. Their illustration work includes educational and editorial illustration, as well as children’s books. They live in Kansas City, Missouri.

Illustrator: Kevin Howdeshell

Kevin and Kristen Howdeshell are a husband-and-wife illustrator duo. Their illustration work includes educational and editorial illustration, as well as children’s books. They live in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Full-color illustrations