As if waiting for acceptance before taking action once more – he promptly positioned a smaller wreath of woven dandelions on his own head and announced with regal confidence ‘I made myself a crown'. Well then, I'll need to address you properly – Marcus King of the Dandelions! and she bowed her head slightly to show respect. Her son laughed heartily, clearly happy with himself, and this demonstration of confidence brought mother happiness as well.
This story, as with the other books in the Marcus series, invites young readers to explore their natural world and experience its wonders through the eyes of its loveable protagonist.
The syllabic highlighting of text provides young readers greater ease in applying phonetic understanding to decode new vocabulary. The rich vocabulary is intentional, and awakens the mind to an exciting linguistic adventure that will be experienced by the young reader as a challenge overcome. It is the author's heartfelt desire that this story be an initial spark igniting a life-long passion for reading and unlocking the power of literacy for its readers.