All of the guinea pigs in Dandeville love eating dandelion leaves. In fact, they like them so much that they begin to run out of them. Of course, they could still buy them on the Internet – “for a HUGE amount of money”. Forced to eat chewy cabbage instead, Nibbles the guinea pig saves the day. He finds the sole remaining dandelion growing right outside his bedroom window, and he knows that he absolutely must not eat it. After a trip to the library to borrow the book Everything You Need to Know About Dandelions, Nibbles takes care of his dandelion and lets it go to seed. (Grown-ups – be sure to pay attention to the titles in the library illustration if you want a chuckle.) After Nibbles scatters the seeds all over Dandeville, new dandelion plants sprout and grow. The story concludes with Nibbles realizing that he loves growing dandelions just as much as he loves eating them. The mixed media illustrations are the heart of the story and are worth examining closely.
Check the WRL catalog for Nibbles: A Green Tale.