Troubador The Dandelion Who Refused to be a Weed

Released: 28/11/2015

eISBN: 9781784628406

Format: eBook

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The Dandelion Who Refused to be a Weed


Hello! Have you ever wanted to read a children’s picture book to your child which was not only great fun and interesting for them, but also really entertaining and thought provoking for you?! Well, look no further …. my children’s picture book ‘The Dandelion Who Refused to be a Weed’ has been trialled on lots of families and all the parents say “there’s so much more to this book than in other children’s picture books, and the kids just love Dolores, the big bright bold dandelion. … they just want to keep reading it!” The story is about a dandelion called Dolores, who can’t understand why she is called a weed when she is just as beautiful as the other flowers. One day, however, when a storm blows in, it’s Dolores who keeps her head while the other flowers lose theirs! The book is beautifully illustrated with bright colours and designed to make any child or adult want to pick it up and read more. It is written from life experiences which gives it a charming authenticity and with a great humorous play on words - it’s a must-have read for any child!

My children's picture book 'The Dandelion Who Refused to be a Weed’ is about a dandelion called Dolores who believes she is just as good as the beautiful flowers even though she is called a weed. But when a storm comes it's the beautiful flowers that lose their heads while the weeds keep theirs! The story deals with self esteem and is beautifully illustrated, and with a great play on words it appeals to adults as well as children.

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I love this children's book and so do my children. The artwork has an amazing contrast, bright colours which captures the children's imagination and the story is very fluid and easy to follow. keep up the good work Ann

by Fran Rouse

Adorable book that teaches children that even though they may be different, everyone has their uses!

by NetGalley Reviewer

Nice story, cute and simple pictures. My kids are going to LOVE this!

by NetGalley Reviewer

This book works well in the elementary classroom when discussing differences, bullying, and acceptance. The story is a quick read and demonstrates that when we have confidence in ourselves and refuse to let others define us, we define ourselves to the world. Easy to read and is a definite add to a classroom library.

by NetGalley Reviewer

This is such a lovely book to read with a little one, my niece adored it, and it raises some very interesting topics for further discussion.

Dolores the dandelion does not consider herself to be a weed at all, and why should she with her beautiful yellow petals and soft leaves! I love her positive attitude and her excellent self-esteem is certainly something to aim for.

The illustrations are bright and wonderful, it is a really sweet and funny read, I just wish it was longer. A highly recommended children's book.

by StarryNight

This picture book featured lovely colourful illustrations, and is the story of a dandelion named Dolores (who fortunately was nothing like Umbridge!). This fun little story offers many lessons to children. Firstly, Dolores knows that she's considered a weed, yet believes that she is beautiful. And then when there's the looming threat of an approaching storm, she decides to help other fellow dandelions. The book also featured other flowers which children would get to learn about or recognize. Just wish it were a little longer!

by Shoa


I trained as a graphic designer and my first book The Dandelion Who Refused to be a Weed, is an eye-catching picture book designed and written to entertain adults as well as children! The story is humorously written from my own life experiences, which gives it a charmingly authentic appeal.

With a great play on words and subtext, the story is fun, as well as being thought-provoking, and is beautifully illustrated with bright colours and characters, making any child or adult want to pick it up and read more!

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