This wonderful new book from is bound to make first through third grade students laugh while learning a valuable Character Education trait and several new words, such as persevere. The author has pioneered a new storyline for an educational series featuring the Dandelions - a troop of young girls who learn lessons about life during a variety of different troop activities and field trips. Join Mrs. Smith, the Dandelions' troop leader, and the girls for their first adventure to the ranch of the famous Ostrich Lady! Our books are written to address the National Standards and Common Core State Standards in the United States without sacrificing reading fun. Each book features unique activities to complete before and after reading. This is a wonderful feature for teachers and parents who would like to have a variety of meaningful learning activities using just one piece of literature. Each book is designed to provide a number of Standards based activities that children will learn from and enjoy.