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  • Keywords
    • self-esteem,
    • self-worth,
    • fitting in,
    • inner beauty,
    • societal pressure,
    • self-acceptance,
    • body image

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The Perfect Dandelion
by Adelina Fabiano

Have you ever felt like a pest, like you didn’t quite fit in? The Perfect Dandelion is about a dandelion who feels anything but perfect and struggles to see her worth and value among the beautiful flowers around her. It isn’t until she realizes her place in nature that the dandelion begins to understand that her imperfection is actually what makes her perfect. A story about self-esteem, self-worth, acceptance, courage, and inner beauty, The Perfect Dandelion is a must-read for all young children who are starting to wonder where exactly they fit in.

"In her book, Fabiano encourages self-acceptance and appreciation of differences. While acknowledging that Dandelion doesn’t have the glamour of other flowers, the author provides good examples of her actual strengths. Vivid writing keeps the story from becoming overly didactic, as in “The lavender spread their scent, bringing calm to all, while the daisies, with their golden petals growing from chocolate-coloured centres, spread like fire.” Discussion points also provide adults an opening to explore concepts further with kids. A pleasing and realistic approach to self-esteem." - Kirkus Reviews

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About the Author: Adelina Fabiano is a first generation Italian-Canadian. She has been a teacher for fifteen years, teaching children from kindergarten to high school. Throughout her time in the classroom, she has witnessed children struggle with low self-esteem and self-worth, which inspired her to write this book. She hopes her book will encourage empathy and acceptance and help build self-esteem from an early age. Adelina loves writing poetry, acting, dancing, doing yoga, meditating, travelling, and surfing. She divides her time between Canada and Italy. The Perfect Dandelion is her first children’s book. About the Illustrator: Anthony Erazo Santos is a full time professional graphic designer and illustrator who specializes in children’s book illustrations. He was born in the Philippines and became interested in art at a very young age. His style showcases his flexibility with both traditional and digital art. He strives to continue innovating his art for every project.


Adelina Fabiano
Anthony Erazo Santos

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