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Author: Dyckman, Ame
Although Sweetie has named and is caring for the sole dandelion on his perfect lawn, Daddy, with his friends' urging, does all he can to get rid of the weed before it spreads.
Kirkus Reviews (04/01/19)
The Hornbook (00/05/19)
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 06/01/2019 A lion must overcome peer pressure and his own predatory instincts for the love of his daughter in this hilarious picture book in which wild animals (including a lion, a giraffe, a hippo, and a monkey) tend to their flawless suburban lawns. The action starts when the lion spots that dreaded interloper—a dandelion—growing in the middle of his yard. He dashes out with his hedge clippers, but his cub, Sweetie, steps in to introduce him to her new best friend: the dandelion! The lion’s neighbors insist that he kills the weed, which the lion attempts to do, using his prowling skills to sneak up on it, but Sweetie is always there, playing with her flower friend. Showcasing an expressive dandelion that can mock as well as dance, Santoso’s bright, playful illustrations, done digitally with hand-drawn pencil textures, are the perfect complement to Dyckman’s hilariously over-the-top story. With a nail-biting climax and heartwarming resolution, this one is sure to delight a wide range of readers. - Copyright 2019 Booklist.