- Age Range: 2 - 12 years
- Grade Level: Kindergarten - 6
- Paperback: 30 pages
- Publisher: MaryAnn Diorio Enterprises, LLC (April 1, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0930037480
- ISBN-13: 978-0930037482
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.1 x 11 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 19 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,730,423 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Dandelion Patch Paperback – April 1, 2017
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“The Dandelion Patch” is a picture book written by Dr. MaryAnn Diorio and illustrated by Doina Paraschiv published by TopNotch Press. Doina Paraschiv also illustrated one of the four other children's books written by Dr. Diorio.
Dr. Diorio tells of Yolanda's efforts to defend against the government's moving to build a needed road through her dandelion patch. Knowing the value of the dandelions and that there is a better location for the road, she faces the ever increasing encroachment of the construction. Yolanda deals with the situation directly and electronically.
This colorful story follows Yolanda as she demonstrates caring and sharing. Through creativity and courage, she never gives up on her efforts to save her dandelion patch. She declares with fierce determination: “I will not let anyone build a highway through my dandelion patch!”
In this story, Dr. Diorio uses repetition of words – a technique that can both aid in learning and provide a sense of security to a young reader. The repetition also adds a predictability allowing for participation in the story. Bright colors throughout the book add appeal while accenting the writing.
The Dandelion Patch shows people the value of what many consider a weed and to stand up for what you think is right. It places a caring protagonist in a confrontational situation. She never gives up, and eventually, the entire community and beyond becomes involved.
Dr. Diorio and Doina Paraschiv combined their talents to create a modern day story of caring and sharing in the face of the threat of loss and not giving up on what you believe. This is a story where you are rooting for the success of the main character as they show kindness, determination, and courage.
The illustrations by Doina Paraschiv are very engaging with bright colors and realistic drawings. And the story will tug at your heart as you hope for The Dandelion Patch to be saved for all generations.
Yolanda Riggins is called the Dandelion Lady since most of her foods are cooked from the dandelion patch right outside her yard, and she shares them with the children in her village–until surveyors and heavy equipment appear to tear out the dandelion patch. Yolanda emails the mayor and governor, and they both say the road has to be built.
I hope you will order this book and then find a child you love to snuggle up with and read this story together.
I read this to A and she loved the flowers as flowers are one of her many favorite things.
Yolanda makes all sorts of neat foods from her patch of dandelions and it is a huge page, so when she finds out that the government wants to make a highway right through it she doesn't like that. She is very polite about saying she doesn't want them to do it, and you find out in the end that kindness really does work. That is something that I wanted A to understand when I was reading this book that you can get your point across a lot better with kindness than with meanness. Also we learned to stand up for our rights and not back down which is always a good thing.
With the colorful pictures and wonderful story this was a great read.
Yolanda wasted no time. With her usual determination and the support of her loyal neighbors, she faced the problem head-on.. Could Yolanda' s commitment and the community activism successfully turn things around?
Mary Ann Diorio artfully weaves this delightful tale of how one community creatively " fights city hall" and has a positive effect on their world. It. Is a charming story with an uplifting message along with colorful, appealing illustrations by Doina Paraschiv. "The Dandelion Patch" is sure to delight any young reader.