The Dandelion Seed by Joseph Anthony

The Dandelion Seed by Joseph Anthony 150 150 Reader Views Kids

The Dandelion Seed
Joseph Anthony
Dawn Publications (1997)
ISBN 9781883220679
Reviewed by Cayden Aures (age 4.5) and Mom for Reader Views (5/09)


“The Dandelion Seed” is a story about a seed that is scared to let go, but the wind blows it away.  It sees a lot of different things in the world and eventually lands, turns into a dandelion flower, and then casts its own seeds.

Cayden:  “We have lots of dandelions around and we like to pick them and blow the seeds.  It was pretty cool to see all of the places that one seed can go when it blows away!  That seed went to the city, the beach, and all kinds of places!  My favorite part was when the dandelion let the deer eat his leaves.  I liked the pictures in the book.”

Parent’s comments:
Cayden enjoyed this book a lot as he loves all things that are nature-related.  He especially could relate to the main premise of “The Dandelion Seed” as he and his brother blow dandelion seeds all of the time.  I think that he will come up with some creative stories that next time he blows one, chronicling all of the places that it will travel!  We enjoyed the illustrations throughout the book and it was really fun to go along on the seed’s journey.

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