This cheerful book is a nice combination of rhyme and information. "The flowers begin to change one summer day. Their bright yellow petals fold up and fall away." As the dandelion's cycle is described, bright and pleasing acrylic illustrations extend the text, including insects that are attracted to this multitudinous flower. The bold black print dances through the pages, with an occasional word in another color for emphasis. The book concludes with a page of additional facts and a recipe for dandelion salad. Posada includes just enough botanical detail for beginning dandelion pickers, and her approach and tone are more respectful of children than Kathleen Kudlinski's Dandelions (Lerner, 1999), which is for a slightly older audience and is sometimes condescending.-Carolyn Jenks, First Parish Unitarian Church, Portland, ME
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