by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara
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Pub Date 17 Oct 2023 | Archive Date 05 Oct 2023
Quarto Publishing Group – Frances Lincoln Children's Books, Frances Lincoln Children's Books
Little Steve loved animals, and his childhood was spent amongst Australia’s wildlife. As a young boy, his parents started a wildlife refuge and Steve and his sisters helped care for many injured animals. When he was nine, Steve captured his first crocodile, in order to take it to a national park so it could have a safe, happy life. He fell in love with protecting crocodiles and as an adult became known as the crocodile hunter! Steve shared his love of wildlife and his passion for protecting it through television programmes, and soon rose to international fame. Steve used his celebrity status to educate the world on the importance of conservation. He and his wife, Terri, created nature reservations, grew their wildlife refuge, started a charity and raised their two children to love wildlife as much as they did.
Steve became one of the most celebrated conservationists in Australia and across the world. Today, Steve’s family continue his incredible work through Australia Zoo and Wildlife Warriors, the conservation charity founded by Steve and his wife Terri in 2002. Steve’s legacy continues to inspire young animal lovers and eco warriors everywhere, helping a new generation to protect the natural world and all the creatures who inhabit it.
This inspiring book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the incredible animal activist and wildlife conservationist’s life.
Little People, BIG DREAMS is a best-selling biography series for kids that explores the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream.
This empowering series of books offers inspiring messages to children of all ages, in a range of formats. The board books are told in simple sentences, perfect for reading aloud to babies and toddlers. The hardcover and paperback versions present expanded stories for beginning readers. With rewritten text for older children, the treasuries each bring together a multitude of dreamers in a single volume. You can also collect a selection of the books by theme in boxed gift sets. Activity books and a journal provide even more ways to make the lives of these role models accessible to children.
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As a huge fan of "The Crocodile Hunter" and of the "Little People, Big Dreams" books, I was very excited to read this book to my daughter. This is a great biographical story about Steve Irwin that is easy for children to understand. The illustrations are fun and unique, and I enjoyed the extra facts at the end of the book, which included a biographical timeline, photos, and a detailed profile. They also included some additional resources on the last page if you want to learn more. Such a fun book that also shines a light on the importance of loving and protecting wildlife.
Thank you to NetGalley and Quarto Publishing Group - Frances Lincoln Children's Books for the e-ARC in exchange for an honest review.
I grew up watching Steve Irwin, and was so excited when I saw this little book. I knew right away I needed to share it with my kids. The illustrations are wonderful and the story is just the right length to show his life and the wonderful things he did for the wildlife we share this planet with. I have two daughters and by the end of this book they were both ready to open their own wildlife sanctuaries and asked if we could watch The Crocodile Hunter after school the next day. Obviously I said yes and am so excited to share all the wonderful things Steve will teach them. Fantastic little book, we will absolutely be adding a physical copy to our collection!
Thank you to NetGalley for the advanced copy!
Another great book in this series! This one highlights Steve Irwin and everything he did to champion animal recue. The drawings here are so cute as always and this is a great introduction for kids to animal conservation!
I received my copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
What a good addition to this very simple biography series for young children! Steve Irwin had a lifelong love of wild animals, reptiles and dangerous creatures in general. I’m happy that through this little biography more people will get to know his work to save wildlife.
I grew up on Steve Erwin and was devastated when he died. This book was such a sweet and beautiful credit to his life.
Awe... This one will touch your heart! Steve Irwin was beloved by children and adults alike. His vision and passion for saving animals and bringing awareness to their plates lives on through his foundations and his family. Beautiful illustrated, filled with fun facts, and don't worry, - Steve's death is referenced only as his "tragic death," so no need to censor for the littles. Love this series and this. Will go down as one of my favorites!
I love these books and have read many with my grandchildren and for myself.
I have found no fault with any title yet; they bring to the forefront incredible people who have life stories that need telling, who have achievements worth sharing, to inspire others, young and old.
Steve Irwin became a wildlife hero in my home with my young daughters growing up. How fitting then that he has a place in this wonderful series.
His message and legacy live on and the measure of the man is that he took his inspiration from his own parents and his family now continue his work and share his love for own world.
Beautifully illustrated with a colour palette that captures the themes and the enthusiasm of this man. The writing is clear and informative. With a summary at the end to assist adults and young people, with photos that show the humanity of the person around whom this book is written.
I also like the additional reading suggestions and encouragement to learn more beyond the pages of the book.
I LOVE Steve Irwin and I think this is an excellent resource for keeping his memory alive. He was such an inspiration to me as a kid, and I can't wait for kids to read this and learn about him too!
This was an adorable children's book! It told enough information, where your child.can learn about the character, but also leave them wanting to know more.
Added this to my wish list for a physical copy, I can't wait to get more in the series!
As a child I would watch Steve Irwin this book is a great memory with beautiful colourful illustrations a great book.
Another great addition to the Little People, Big Dreams series.
Again I absolutely loved this one. So much packed information in simple sentences for younger audiences to understand and cherish. The illustration were absolutely beautiful. I loved the messages regarding how we need to look after animals and the planet which I are such important messages in educating younger audiences.
One problem but possibly an error to be corrected is the timeline with photographs at the end. The timeline starts at 1938 however Steve wasn’t born until 1962. I understand this will be corrected in the published version of the book.
Thanks NetGalley for this lovely little book. I’ve loved Steve Irwin since childhood and was so happy to see a Little People, Big Dreams book about his life. The illustrations were colorful and age appropriate. My child loved the book. I can’t wait to buy a hard copy. Highly recommend!
I loved this book perfect for any little one to be introduced to Steve and the amazing work he did with his short time on this planet.
This book is another fine addition to a series for young readers about popular folks. This is about Steve Irwin, the crocodile guy, and the book is well illustrated and clearly written. Another winner, quick and captivating reads for the young amongst us.
Perfect for little kids that love nature and animals and/or are Steve Irwin's fan. The illustrations are amazing - the colors, cute but not too animated, truly everything.
The moment I saw the title and book cover, I know it's gonna be good and I love Steve Irwin so much. The illustrations inside the book are lovely. Its message is important and it can inspire the children to love and care for the animals and wildlife.
These books are excellent, they all have important messages and manage to communicate them to children without terrifying them. My daughters particular favourites have been Emmeline Pankhurst and Rosa Parks. This has references to conservation and caring for our world along with some gorgeous illustrations. Another great addition to the series.
Thanks to NetGalley for providing this ARC in exchange for my honest review.
I love Steve Irwin so, so much. When I saw this book, I just had to request it. My mom is an elementary school librarian and we read this together and she is definitely going to snag a copy for her library. It’s so cute and informative for the intended age group.
My kids and I just adore these books. My oldest was the biggest Steve Irwin fan and he actually sat down and listened to me read this to his little sisters. It was just a lovely moment for me and our family. Thank you for books like these.
What an adorable book! I imagine most adults will smile when they see this one and enjoy sharing it with the children in their lives. This is a sweet, positive look at Steve Irwin's conservation work. The illustrations are lovely and extremely detailed. I could see a child spending so much time finding little surprises tucked into the drawings on each page.
We love the little people big dreams book and Steve is one of my favourite people so when I saw this book I knew I had to read it to my kids.
We all loved it. As always the story is cute and the illustrations are great.
Highly recommend for all crocodile hunter fans.
Steve Irwin, was my introduction to the Little People Big Dreams book series for children. It’s a super easy and quick read – FULL of facts (a few that I didn’t already know!) and gorgeous full color illustrations. This sweet book will be a fantastic addition to my little grandmuffin’s personal library. I was given a digital advanced readers copy of Steve Irwin by Netgalley, Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara and Frances Lincoln Children's Books. I offer this honest review for your consideration.
I love this series and think they are great short reads whilst introducing children (or adults!) to influential people. I also like the timeline at the end of the book with some extra information about the person.
From this one I found out more about the history of Steve Irwin before he became famous in the world of wildlife.
The kids really love the little people, big dreams books, this book is certainly no exception! The kids absolutely loved this book; knowing who this person is made it much more exciting for them! He will be forever missed! We still watch his shows and follow his kids on social media, we really enjoy the whole family!
This is another endearing biography in the series of Little People, Big Dreams (4-7 years old), bringing a legendary figure who was passionate about animals and our surroundings.
Steve Irvin grew up in Australia, in family who loved animals. When he was eight, his family started a wildlife refuge. And when he was nine, he learned how to rescue a crocodile. From then on, he continued his passion for saving crocodiles.
He soon became Australia’s top “croc catcher,” and filming a documentary called “The Crocodile Hunter.” It became a popular show worldwide.
Steve’s enthusiasm for animals, especially crocodiles, comes through in this story and through illustrations. (The illustrations portraying little Steve are very cute). His story teaches that we belong to the planet as all other creatures and we should responsibly share the planet, rather than act as we own it.
In this wonderful biography presented with clear voice and examples, the “Little People” can learn about a man who did what he passionately cared for.
This book on Steve Irwin is a brilliant addition to the Litte People, Big Dreams book series.
As someone who spent. nearly 20 years in Australia I loved reading this with my 6 year old and Elsie entitled it so much she read it again and again in her own. My older two girls remember the ‘Crocodile Hunter’ and the Australian Zoo as they visited so both were interested in this too.
The illustrations are cute and the writing is knowledgeable and clear.
I will pre order this book to add t our collection
I received an e-arc of this book on NetGalley.
I LOVE this series! I will keep reading these books as long as Vegara keeps writing them. I tear up EVERY time! How does she do this? This book is a fantastic addition to this series.
This is part of an adorable biography series that appeals to all ages. The illustrations are more suited for younger children, but my middle schoolers will also like when I add this book to our biography baskets. Steve Irwin is a much-admired and recognizable name that I know will be a popular book choice.
Steve Irwin was beloved and his enthusiasm for wildlife rescue and conservation was so inspirational. This book is a nice way to pass his legacy on to future generations. The illustrations were lovely and so was his story!
Thank you NetGalley for the copy! This lovely little story about Steve Irwin’s life is so beautifully done. This book is interesting and sweet just like Irwin himself. The illustrations are cute and interesting.
How did Steve Irwin become The crocodile hunter? This Little people BIG DREAMS book will tell you all about it. Follow him from childhood and see his love for all creatures, especially crocodiles expand
A well written, interesting book perfect for children and adults alike.
This was such a cute book! I was always a fan of Steve Irwin and The Crocodile Hunter show- it was a big part of my childhood. I love that this children’s book will continue to spread his legacy to the next generation of children, who hopefully will learn to love and have compassion towards all animals.
The illustrations are eye catching and beautiful! This was a quick, brief history of Steve’s life and definitely keeps kids engaged throughout the story.
I am a huge fan of this entire series, and as soon as I saw that there was a Steve Irwin one, I had to request it.
I share these with my nephew and he loves them. And this one was no different. He loved the brightly colored and adorable illustrations, and we were both fascinated by Irwin's history. I loved learning that his own love of animals actually came from his parents.
The timeline at the end with photographs was a lovely addition, and it led the two of us to youtube to watch some clips of The Crocodile Hunter.
A big thank you to NetGalley and Quarto Publishing Group from me and my nephew for this advance reader's copy!
What an amazing book it is that recounts Steve Irwin's early years and how they influenced his lifelong quest to aid and conserve wildlife. Early on, his parents taught in him a love for animals that he later shared with the world and that, even though he is no longer with us, continues to be felt.
I used to watch his programs when I was a kid, and this book is a wonderful way to convey Steve's story and his work to our kids in a way that's exciting and enjoyable, as shown in the excellent illustrations that will grab their interest and fire up their imaginations.
I particularly loved the book's final message. - "Because we don't own this planet, we belong to it, just like any living we share it with."- What a lovely way to end, reminding us to be nice and compassionate to everyone around us.
Thank you to NetGalley and Quarto Publishing Group - Frances Lincoln Children's Books for the e-ARC in exchange for an honest review.
I really love all the Little People, BIG DREAMS books and this is no different. The vivid illustrations are eye-catching and just well-written for kids to read and understand better. Will definitely recommend purchasing it when it comes out
Crikey, this is a great book!
Most of us have heard of this amazing, enthusiastic human decked out in khaki shorts and have been inspired by his drive to respect the planet. His legacy lives on.
Readers will learn about a little Australian boy who had a dream - Steve Irwin. He grew up on his family’s wildlife reserve and began saving crocodiles when he was just 9 years old! His love of animals earned him the nickname, “croc-catcher.”
I loved the backstory of how the successful TV series got started and how he met his wife. My niece and nephew enjoyed the vibrant photos and soon headed to the dress-up box to ‘play’ wildlife warriors. Message received, Steve Irwin.
His daughter Bindi tearly pleaded, “I don’t want Daddy’s passion to ever end.” This book heralds a new generation of wildlife warriors who will carry Steve Irwin’s passion for all living creatures.
The timeline, photos, illustrations, extra facts, and simple sentences will appeal to young readers.
I was gifted this copy by Quarto Publishing Group, Frances Lincoln Children’s Books and NetGalley and was under no obligation to provide a review.
This book was absolutely stunning! I grew up watching everything Steve Irwin offered and it shaped the person I am today. Care for wildlife conservation is an important lesson for youngwr generations, so when I saw this illustrated book for young readers I had to rlget it immediately. I enjoyed reading this book, and my niece enjoyed reading this book, it captured one of the best humans the world has had so well. Would definitely recommend!
A lovely introduction to such a wonderful wildlife legend, and a very deserved addition to the Little People, Big Dreams collection.
It fills me with joy that young people are going to be able to learn about Steve Irwin and all the incredible things he achieved, and the legacy he left behind.
A really great book for little ones to inspire them to follow their dreams and take care of our home - Planet Earth
Thank you to NetGalley & Quarto for the DRC
much, much respect for The Irwins. The love for animals is one of the purest love ever exist. Steve and Terri was a match made in Heaven, hey meant for each other and together they're a power couple to make the world a better place
This book was absolutely adorable! My five and eight year old were captivated and asked the best questions! It’s awesome letting a new generation continue to learn about such a legend!
A beautiful children’s book on the life of Steve Irwin. From the small beginnings with his parents, to fame and awareness with his own family, this book is a good introduction for children about being kind to animals, and awareness that we share the world with them.
CRIKEY this book is perfection. Steve Irwin and his love for wildlife and conservation was the running thread of my childhood. Getting to share this man’s incredible life story and mission with my kids through this beautifully illustrated book was such a joy. It touches on his early life, how his family came to start their wildlife park, how he met Terri and how their family has continued to grow and expand education around wildlife. It’s truly inspiring and now I want to find old episodes of The Crocodile Hunter to show my children! We cannot wait to add the finished copy of this to our home library!
Brought back nostalgia from my childhood of Steve Irwin. Wonderful book helping his family spread awareness on helping animals and that we’re fine own the planet we belong.
Thank you NetGalley for allowing me to view this book in exchange for my honest review.
Steve Irwin is one of my top childhood hero’s and I was so excited to see this title come across! I had never heard of the “Little People, Dream Big” series. I’m so glad I have! I will recommend these books to everyone with kids.
The artwork is beautifully detailed. There is heart-warming information and statistical facts of Steve Irwins life in easy to digest bits for kids. I loved how this highlighted the influence that he had and continues to have in regards to wildlife conservation. So thankful I was able to discover these adorable children’s books!
Steve Irwin was a little boy who loved to spend time with wildlife, and he spent a lot of time and energy saving injured animals in the wild. As he grew, he became known as the crocodile hunter, and he became an outspoken voice for crocodiles and other wild animals. He and his family became conservationists, people who fight to conserve the natural habitats of animals. Steve and his family were inspirational, and wonderful role models of how we should interact with nature!
Thanks Netgalley and the publisher for the opportunity to review this advanced review copy (ARC) in exchange for my honest review on the book!
Who doesn’t love (and deeply miss) Steve Irwin? I love his story, his passion and getting his family involved with his passion. This book is the same story we have all heard but told to kids. You can still sea the passion Steve had for wilderness and his family but some basic educational facts included for the kids to learn. My girl loved this book and now wants to go see crocodiles!
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher the opportunity to read and review this book. All thoughts are my own. This was a fun, informational book about Steve Irwin, I really enjoyed the illustrations.
Discover the incredible life of the most celebrated animal lover and the wild conservationist, Steve Irwin.
As you read this book, we learn that Steve's passion for protecting animals encourages us to cherish , protect, and love wildlife.
"Because we don't own this planet, we belong to it, just like every living being we share with it."
The last line says it all!
A magnificent gift for animal lovers and for those children who'd do anything to protect nature.
Target age :4 -7
Thank you, netgalley, and the publisher for giving me the opportunity to review this copy.
I had so much fun reading this book, the story is so adorable and the illustrations were so well done and charming, there’s so many little details in every page that I couldn’t stop but be mesmerized by it all. I will definitely be recommending it! Thank you netgalley and the publisher for this early copy
I definitely found this "Little People, BIG DREAMS" book educational. I knew nothing of Steve Irwin's childhood. This children's book covers his early years, his work as an adult, his marriage and children. His death is only mentioned in the two-page biography in the back of the book, not in the story itself. The drawings are colorful as usual, although not as "cute" as in past books I've read in the series.
I’ve always loved Steve Irwin and felt his death was such a huge loss to the animal world! I think this book gives honor to him in a really great way. I will definitely share it with my daughter since she loves animals as well!
This is the first book from this series I have read. I loved the beautifully vibrant illustrations, as well as the real photos and timeline at the end. This book did a great job highlighting Steve Irwin’s personal life, professional life, and conservation efforts.
Thank you to NetGalley and Quarto Publishing Group for the eARC in exchange for my honest review.
This book in the Little People, BIG DREAMS series is a lovely tribute to the late Steve Irwin. The writing was on a level that a child can understand. The playful illustrations were a wonderful way to depict Steve's positive spirit. I would recommend this title for elementary book reports and for families to read together.
A wonderful addition to the Little People Big Dreams series! I loved learning about Steve Irwin's life and what influenced his work with animals. Children will find it inspiring and adults will enjoy it as well.
I have loved reading all of the Little People Big Dreams books with my son and this one is no exception. The story and the pictures in each book are engaging for little ones (my son is 5) and keeps their attention and give age appropriate information. I enjoy the time lines at the end of each book going over different moments from that persons life. A wonderful mini biography.
This book has a lot more words to tell the story of the world renowned Crocodile Hunter whose legacy to the world of wildlife lives on.
The illustrations by Sonny Ross are clear, colorful, and add to the meaning of this young man's short life and his legacy.
Well suited for reading WITH someone of any age including ESL, and great for gifting to anyone, but especially to a school or your local public library!
I requested and received a free temporary e-book on Adobe Digital Editions from Quarto Publishing Group/Frances Lincoln Children's Books via NetGalley. Thank you!
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I absolutely adore this book series.
Every one tells the life in a perfect way. The illustrations here really bring this much loved guy to life!
Crikey, this one was amazing! Being a fan of the Irwin family, my kids and I just adored finding out about Little Stevie and how his life became so dedicated to preserving wildlife. What an extraordinary person with such a deep love of animals and the planet that he dedicated his whole life to helping them thrive, even ploughing his own savings into buying chunks of land to create reserves. There is even a trust to ensure that the good work continues indefinitely. The small paragraphs of text on each page are detailed enough to give lots of biography, but short enough for young readers and listeners. Each page is beautifully illustrated. #steveirwin #littlepeoplebigdreams #netgalley #mariaisabelsanchezvegara
Crikey! Another wonderful book.
'Steve Irwin' is a story the whole family will enjoy. Filled with stunning illustrations and information on Steve's younger years this book is one to add to your personal library.
After getting to read a digital preview of this book my children (8yrs and 5yrs) are begging me to buy it. Pure excitement to see this story and learn more about the Irwin family, so much so they need to hold the physical copy like yesterday.
This book has engaging illustrations which have the children pointing out the different animals and details, bringing them into the reading process. The narrative evokes questions and excitement which offer more learning opportunities.
Another wonderful book that will join many others from this series on our shelves. I can't wait for the day the rest of the Irwin family have their own Little People, Big Dreams books.
I was gifted a digital copy of 'Steve Irwin' in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Thank you to Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, NetGalley, The Irwin Family and Quarto Publishing for this opportunity.
A real must read for any child who are interested in animals and nature. Maria has a unique ability to turn a life story into an unputdownable book!
I recieved and ARC of this book in return for an honest review on Netgalley
As a child who grew up watching Steve Irwin, this book is great. I saw it on Netgalley and knew that I wanted to try and read it so that I could purchase it for my nieces and nephews once it is published. The vivid pictures are full of detail and fun scenes that children will love. It has that unique charm that Steve Irwin always had, and will surely draw children in and keep their attention over and over. Absolutely charming little book, and will be buying it for my loved ones upon publication.
I love all the books in this series. The illustrations are beautiful and the writing is age appropriate. These are great little snippets for teaching children about different influential figures. Steve Irwin is still widely known and this book could easily be an intro or accompaniment to a discussion, lesson or activity on animals, wildlife or even the earth. Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the free preview in exchange for an honest review.
Another great read from a fantastic series.
Not gonna lie - Steve Irwin's childhood sounds amazing!
Great read, and a brilliant look at his childhood and life before he became famous.
I didn't actually know he did all the rescuing of animals if I am honest, so yet again, I have been taught new things.
Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for making this available..
I love some Steve Irwin! This was nice addition to his memory where kids can start learning about how great he was for our wildlife and how much a of a positive kind person he was.
I loved it and my kids loved it. We will be purchasing a copy once it is released.
Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the advanced digital review copy.
Another great biography from the Little People Big Dreams series. I liked the writing and illustrations in this one, but I do wish his death and its impact had been mentioned in the text itself and not in the end note. Also, the timeline is inaccurate. The photos have dates of 1938, 1950, 1968, and 1973. Steve Irwin was born in 1962, so hopefully someone else will notice and this will be fixed before publication.
I think that I speak for everyone who read this book when I say that Steve Irwin was such a huge part of our lives and that this book does a wonderful job of introducing him to a newer and younger audience.
Amazing personality! My wildlife celebs include him and Jane Goodall.
I love this series so much. I love the consistency in the way information is given about Steve; the perfect illustrations and the background story are just perfect.
Thank you, Quarto Publishing Group/Frances Lincoln Children’s Books, for the advance reading copy.
This is the first time my family have read a Little People, Big Dreams book but it certainly won't be the last! I couldn't resist this one as I, like many others, was a big fan of Steve Irwin & admired his work. Both of my children are animal lovers so I knew they would enjoy this - & I was right. They both loved the easy to understand story & beautiful illustrations & my nine year old loved the photos & extra information at the end. There will definitely be a few episodes of Crocodile Hunter watched over the weekend!
A beautifully illustrated book about such a fantastic human! I felt the author condensed Steve’s accomplishments, ideas, and world-changing personality perfectly. It felt wonderful to read as an adult, and would easily be read by kids. Well done!
This book is delightful! I loved the writing and illustrations. I love reading this series with my niece and this will undoubtedly be a fast favorite. I appreciate the pages regarding Steve's commitment to conservation work and the acknowledgment that humans have a lot of work to do in caring for our fellow creatures.
These books are always fantastic and very educational and fun to read. This one was no exception. Lovey illustrations as always. Fun for adults and children alike. Recommended.
This was such an adorable book that dives in to the life of beloved Steve Irwin. It was illustrated beautifully and well written in a way younger children would understand. I’m excited to read this with my 4 year old twins, I’m sure they’re gonna love it. They’ve already been introduced to Steve Irwin through his collab with the Wiggles, Wiggly Safari, and they loved him there. Excited to give them a bit more of an in depth introduction to the icon using this book!
I have just discovered a wonderful series; Little People, Big Dreams. I received my first book of the series as an ARC and I am so excited. This book was perfect for my littles. Steve Irwin was our first treasure to find and it was so much fun. We loved watching and learning from him and this was a great way to lead into the story. It is packed full of amazing and interesting facts about Irwin and his life and love for animals. It shows us how important caring for the world's animals is. The story and its illustrations were great at showing even our little one the life of Steve. We loved how the story showed us how even at an early age Steve loved and cared about animals of all kinds. This is a great book for any young child wanting to learn more. I think it is perfect for using in an early childhood classroom or elementary classroom. I loved it even as an adult. Enjoy this adventure as a family.
I love this collection and how it makes learning about historical figures so accessible. The illustrations are adorable, and I did learn some things about Steve Irwin that I didn't know prior to reading. I will always recommend this collection.
My goodness, this was one of the most heartwarming children's book I've ever read. Maybe the nostalgia for adults is a factor, but I also think it's a beautiful story for little ones to see that love for animals starts at an early age, and it's a reminder that you're never too young to help and make a difference. Additionally, the illustrations were so well done, and I think children would just love looking at all the animals and scenery.
Loved this book! As a mama and a teacher children’s books are a big part of my day. I absolutely plan to share this one with both my kids and my students. It’s a great book teaching about the great Steve Irwin.
Thank you to NetGalley for the ARC in exchange for my honest opinion.
Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for an ARC in exchange for my honest review!
I really love this series, this book will absolutely be added to my library's collection. The illustrations are beautiful and captivating, perfect for making non-fiction interesting for youth readers. The biography itself is compelling and concise. It reads like a story, so it would be a great read-aloud for young children, while also being perfect for those who can read on their own and are looking to learn about Steve Irwin.
I grew up watching Steve Irwin’s ‘Crocodile Hunter’ and he was a childhood hero of mine so I knew I had to read this book when I saw it. The illustrations are amazing and it’s a fantastic way to get children into conservation and zoology. I also love the links to more information at the end so people can learn more about this great man and his work.
My kids love the Little People, Big Dreams books for the very simple and approachable way they highlight notable public figures, and Steve Irwin was awesome! The book shares details about Irwin's early life and his life's work in conservation, along with the contributions of his family. The details of his untimely death are handled respectfully, making this book appropriate for young kids of all ages. I highly recommend this book and many other from the Little People, Big Dreams series!
Thank you to Quarto Publishing Group – Frances Lincoln Children's Books via NetGalley for gifting my family with an ARC to review. We loved it!
Thanks to Net Galley for providing me with this book to previews. A book from the Little People, Big Dreams series and thankfully the word “crikey” got a mention in this story about Steve Irwin. I liked that his death was mentioned only briefly in the part at the end and not through the illustrated part of the story. Glorious illustrations and a beautiful retelling of Steve’s life.
I absolutely adore this series and this was a great tribute to Steve Irwin. I grew up during the height of his popularity, and my kids love Bindi and Robert. So this is a great story for bedtime reads. The artwork is wonderful!
This was such a lovely read. I grew up watching the Crocodile Hunter and the Irwin family holds a special place in my heart. I love that this book helped me share a piece of my childhood with them. I also learned more about Steve Irwin and the wonderful things his family has done for wildlife across the globe.
The story is written in a way that the littlest readers can understand and the illustrations are so cute. A must for animal lovers and Irwin family fans everywhere!