Monday, May 1, 2017

Review: The Dandelion Patch by MaryAnn Diorio

34758911Title: The Dandelion Patch
Author: MaryAnn Diorio
Publisher: TopNotch Press
Pages: 30
Genre: Children ages 4 on up
Review: ebook provided by author
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When Yolanda Riggins discovers that the government plans to build a new highway through her beloved dandelion patch, she rises up in protest and asserts her God-given right to private ownership of property. Will she succeed against all odds to save her dandelion patch? Will tact, truth, and tough love win the day for Yolanda and the children who love her? Read this delightful book to find out.

We received this book to give an honest review.

I read this to A and she loved the flowers as flowers are one of her many favorite things.
Yolanda makes all sorts of neat foods from her patch of dandelions and it is a huge page, so when she finds out that the government wants to make a highway right through it she doesn't like that. She is very polite about saying she doesn't want them to do it, and you find out in the end that kindness really does work. That is something that I wanted A to understand when I was reading this book that you can get your point across a lot better with kindness than with meanness. Also we learned to stand up for our rights and not back down which is always a good thing. 
With the colorful pictures and wonderful story this was a great read.

MaryAnn Diorio
MaryAnn Diorio is a widely-published, award-winning author who writes riveting and compelling fiction that deals with the deepest issues of the human heart. She also writes picture books for children.
MaryAnn holds the PhD In French with a concentration in Comparative Literature from the University of Kansas and the Master of Fine Arts in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University.
She has been married to her husband Dom, a retired ER physician, for 47 years. They are the blessed parents of two amazing adult daughters, parents-in-law to a fantastic son-in-law, and grandparents to five wonderful, rambunctious grandhildren. Theirs is a closely knit family who enjoy spending time with one another over a good cup of coffee or a delicious Italian meal, usually cooked by Dom, a master chef.
When not writing, MaryAnn loves to read, to paint, to play the piano and cello, and to make up silly songs with her grandchildren. She intensely loves people and had a life coaching practice for 12 years in order to help her clients find their true purpose in life.

You can learn more about MaryAnn via her website at You may also connect with her via the following social media venues:
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