The Dandelion’s Tale – Kevin Sheehan and Rob Dunlavey (2014, Schwartz & Wade Books, New York)
Working in a library means I get to see and handle a lot of books…and some of my very favourites come from the children’s section. You don’t need to be a child to delight in the illustrations and stories of the great picture books I’ve come across recently…and The Dandelion’s Tale is at the very top of the heap for me. This sweet little tale of a dandelion gone to seed and her wish to leave her mark on the world quite frankly brought a little tear to my eye – it’s just that touching. The illustrations by Rob Dunlavey are soft and lush, and perfectly match Kevin Sheehan’s gentle story.