Dandelion by Don FreemanDandelion by Don Freeman


byDon Freeman

Paperback | June 30, 1977

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From the creator of the beloved Corduroy, here is a charming story about being yourself

When Dandelion gets an invitation to a party, he's excited. The invitation is extra fancy, so Dandelion decides to get himself all dressed up. But when he gets to the party, no one recognizes him! Fortunately, it all works out in the end, and Dandelion learns an important lesson about being true to who you are.
Don Freeman was born in San Diego, California, in 1908. At an early age, he received a trumpet as a gift from his father. He practiced obsessively and eventually joined a California dance band. After graduating from high school, he ventured to New York City to study art under the tutelage of Joan Sloan and Harry Wickey at the Art Stude...
Title:DandelionFormat:PaperbackPublished:June 30, 1977Publisher:Penguin Young Readers Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140502181

ISBN - 13:9780140502183

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Great book - excellent illustrations
Date published: 2017-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 28 and still loving it! Dandelion is a wonderful book.. I read it each night as a child. Its one of those books where I have picked up over the years when ever I was feeling down, and it always brought a smile to my face. I still have my copy from 20 some odd years ago, but am purchasing it again for a friends "fill the bookshelf" baby shower. Everyone has been Dandelion at some point in their life.. and it teaches a wonderful lesson to us living in a world where young children think they must look like they walked out of a magazine to be beautiful. Dandelion tale helps you to realize to just be your yourself, others will love you for who you are, not how you look.
Date published: 2006-06-14

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Dandelion overdresses for a come-as-you-are party and is turned away because the hostess does not recognize him