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The Dandelion Seed Hardcover – September 1, 1997

4.8 out of 5 stars 25 customer reviews

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 and up
  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Dawn Pubns; 1st edition (September 1, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1883220661
  • ISBN-13: 978-1883220662
  • Product Dimensions: 11.3 x 9.5 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,544,998 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on December 1, 1998
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This has been my son's favorite book for about 2 months now (he's almost 2). The illustrations are extremely realistic, showing in fantastic detail the journey of a little dandelion seed.....A truly magical book!
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This is the sweet little story about a dandelion seed that will not let go because it's afraid of the world. Eventually, the winds blow it free and it travels the world and learns that it can be amazing, scary and beutiful. Eventually, it lands, grows, and casts it's seeds. One does not want to go and the dandelion having learned tells it the sun, the wind and the rain will take care of it.

The art work is well done.

However, I am not sure my daughter likes the book. She does not ask for it. However, it's soft reading style does help make her sleepy.
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The simplicity of this book and its beautiful illustrations will appeal to young readers, and the messages about trust, letting go and the cycle of life are quite beautiful.
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I would recommend this book for the timid child as I think they would be best able to relate to the seed that didn't want to let go. It is a simple, beautiful book with a great message of encouragement for children to get out and explore the world. I read this to my nephew who was 5 at the time and he loved it. Above all, the book sends a positive message without resorting to corny gimmicks. It is simple, beautiful, and has a wonderful message. I highly recommend it.
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I ordered this book to give to a friend who recently lost her husband due to cancer. On the day of the funeral, while she was in the limo waiting to enter the church, the wind blew a big "cloud" of dandelion seeds across the field of the church grounds. It was a beautiful reminder of God's creation and love. I searched for a children's book that she could read to her grandchildren to remind them of the wonderful memories they had with their grandfather and found "The Dandelion Seed". The pictures that were shown online were beautifully painted and the words were comforting. I knew this book would encourage and be a comfort to my friend. I thought it was a wonderful way to honor someone we will miss so much.
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By Shea on October 17, 2012
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This purchase was a great choice! I needed it to present at a ladies fellowship at my church--the topic was that we all have a purpose--even if we are considered "weeds" by the world--the book arrived just when I needed it. It was in great condition and packed well. I will def. buy from this vendor again! Great choice!!
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My granddaughter loves the book! She asks to read it every time she visits. The illustrations are simply beautiful! I also has such a message to discover with children as you read it. I would strongly recommend this book for teachers to use as a life lesson in conjunction with science.
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While many will like this book for its metaphorical message, I appreciated the full-paged pictures, especially the ones showing close-ups of dandelion seeds. It always amazes me that so many children who pick the heads of dandelions to blow away the "fluff" don't realize that they're helping Mother Nature to disperse her seeds. It's also nice to see dandelions portrayed in a positive light, not as a pest of manicured lawns. This would be a great book to use for primary or preschool aged children in conjunction with the collection and study of dandelion seeds.
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