Dandelion’s Dream

Written and Illustrated by Yoko Tanaka

Dandelion’s Dream is a wordless picture book. A dandelion in a meadow of dandelions blooms and becomes a real lion with no roots. This dandelion is ready to leave the meadow and explore the world. His first adventure is a train ride, followed by a ride on a sheep, and then he catches a ship. In the city, he is small and overlooked. He enters a theater to see an airplane on the screen. Now he is a pilot in his own plane. He flies back to the meadow and becomes a dandelion with roots. As the wind catches the seeds of the dandelion, a lion is formed and leaps toward the moon. I enjoyed the aspect of a dandelion with no ties to the earth and full of dreams. We all have dreams.

Reviewed by Diann Cox, Media Clerk, Farnsworth Elementary
Rating: ★★★★✩ (4 stars)
Interest Level: Preschool-1st Grade

Author/Illustrator Website: http://yoko-tanaka.com/

Dandelion’s Dream
Written by Yoko Tanaka
Candlewick Press
40 pages
Release Date: February 11, 2020
ISBN: 9781536204537
A review copy was provided by the publisher.

Tags: Picture book, dandelion, dreams, imagination, lion, explore

Categories: Picture Books

Date Submitted: 03/31/2020
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Email address: dcox@graniteschools.org

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