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Georgia O'Keeffe

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Vegara's Georgia O'Keeffe focuses on the life of one of America's most beloved artists. From a young age, O'Keefe was interested in art. She would wander through nature with her sketchbook rather than playing with other kids. (Sounds like a devoted introvert). As she grew older, she turned to painting, continuing to focus on landscapes. The end of the book contains a more detailed look at O'Keefe's life, using language suited for much older readers. Full of quirky art, these books are sure to inspire young readers to believe in themselves and their dreams. I read this with my cubs. This series is awesome! Highly recommended!

***Many thanks to the Netgalley & Quarto Publishing for providing an egalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.
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A lovely book for children all about the life and styles of Georgia O'Keefe. 
A great introduction that can be used in the classroom. I really like the simple text and beautiful artwork.
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RATING: 4 STARS
2018; Quarto Publishing Group/Frances Lincoln Childrens
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(General series review) These are fabulous stories about great women and men in history (for the most part). The illustrations are so amazing, both for kids and adults. There is a brief history on the person that explains how this person contributed to history and matters

***I received an eARC from NETGALLEY***
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This was a beautiful story about Georgia who liked to do art differently from everyone else. She used her art to explore the world around here. It was just a beautiful story about the Georgia OKeefe and her life. I rated it 4 stars because it was just so beautiful. The art was stunning and I just love how the book art didn't exactly copy Georgia work. Just overall great book
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This is a great series which offers biographies of famous women in a very accessible style.A great way to introduce younger readers to the visionary Georgia O’Keeffe!
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These Little People, Big Dreams books are a wonderful introduction to amazing women throughout history. I like the simple clear text and bright illustrations. This book brings Georgia O'Keeffe's childhood and painting to life. I highly recommend this series.  

Thank you Netgalley and Lincoln Children's Books for an advanced copy of this book.
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I usually enjoy reading the Little People Big Dreams series.  And while this one is a simple enough introduction to the life of Georgia O’Keeffe, it just doesn’t work the way the other books in the series do.  Although the pictures are cute, and all that, they do not show hear art, and that is what was important about O’Keeffe, it was her art. The way she drew flowers was unique. To not even give a hint, a stylized cartoon version, leaves a big gap in why children should be interested in her.

As you can see below, the pictures are quite fun, but no art shown anywhere.

 

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Thanks to Netgalley for making this book available for an honest review.
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The 'Little people, Big dreams' books are great for introducing inspirational role models to children. Myself and colleagues at my school love reading them and are always excited when a new one comes out! We are currently working towards Artsmark accreditation so this book, in particular, is a great way to start conversations about Art. Another fantastic book!
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This picture book uses brightly coloured pictures and simple, straightforward text to introduce children to the iconic American artist, Georgia O'Keefe. It gives the basics of Georgia's life and how she became an artist, though it is a little bland and simplistic. It would at least make children aware of her existence, and in the back, there are suggestions of other books for further reading about Georgia and her art.

I was surprised that the art in this book doesn't seem to Imitate Georgia's style, or give any examples of it, which seems a bit of a glaring omission in a book about an artist.

Georgia O'Keefe, by Isabel Sanchez Vegara, is the twelfth volume in the Little People, Big Dreams series for younger readers, which celebrates the lives of important and interesting women from around the world. It would probably appeal most to children aged 5-7 years. The series also includes titles about Maya Angelou, Coco Chanel, Frida Kahlo, Rosa Parks and Jane Austen.
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This book would be enjoyable for young children, but I did not like it as much as her other books. I felt that it was overly simplistic and lacked the content that her other books include. The illustrations are absolutely stunning and tell their own story.
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I really like this series.  It introduces kids to famous women in history that they do not normally hear at in school until much later, if at all.  This book focuses on Georgia O’Keefe, her life and her painting.  Overall it's a great book, but I wish, when this series talked about authors, that in the back, they had at least one copy of the artists work so that kids can begin to learn to match artwork with its artist.
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I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Little People, Big Dreams: Georgia O'Keeffe is a short biography for young readers that introduces them to renowned aritist Georgia O'Keeffe. I am familar with the LIttle People, Big Dreams series and I absolutly love them. But this one missed the mark. The illustrations were not to my liking and the style wasn't in line with what I expect from the series.
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This is a good picture book. I know nothing about Georgia O'Keeffe and her famous paintings. But I learn about her from this book. The author made me curious about her paintings. I did a searching about this famous artist. 

I think this is really suitable for children to begin their first book about famous people. 

I'd love to read another book from this series.
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I am constantly getting requests from art teachers for more Georgia O'Keefe biographies. Simple picture book biography with fun illustrations and a very helpful timeline at the end. This will be a great addition to my J Biography collection, and will work well in elementary art classrooms.
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A quick colorful biography of the famous painter, meant for kids.
Broad lively artwork from the very start, where while one boy chases chickens another is being chased by a girl with a wooden sword. Unfortunately this is not Georgia; she’s over on the side playing with a snail. One panel has her and a flower on the sidewalk as the only color in a bleak scene, showing she was more into studying her surroundings than those around her. Moving to New Mexico seemed to do the trick, unlocking all her powers of observation and her ability to translate it with a brush.
Since I learned about her through Steigletz, I was glad to see him included here. And for those worried about it, the paintings she’s most famous for are not included here; it is a kid’s book, after all.
At the end are photographs of her with almost the same text as shown before, without the artwork.
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This Little People, Big World series is outstanding! I have seen a few Littens on Litsy reviewing these books, and I simply knew I had to check them out. Sadly, my library doesn't have any of the collection... so you can imagine how excited i was to see this book on NetGalley. I went into this book knowing nothing of Georgia O'Keeffe, but that's the beauty of these books.... they make you crave more knowledge about these amazing women of history. I can see this being an asset in classrooms all over the world. The books are short, sweet, and beautifully illustrated. They are colorful, and exciting and they make learning fun for young children. I hope I can find the whole collection for my nieces and nephews. 

A huge thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for sending me a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I truly appreciate it!
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This is a children's biography of Georgia O'Keefe. Cute but a little incomplete, and definitely best for younger readers.
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My girls loved reading about influential women roll models. This was a great book and a great way to get my kids tod their summer reading, and learn something new at the same time!
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Thanks to this brilliant children's book series, I was introduced to the marvelous artworks by Georgia O'Keeffe. I was not aware who she is but through this picture book intended for kids, I discover how great an artist she is. Also, her dream of showing to the world that beauty is all around us, even in a tiny flower, sets an inspiration to everyone, This is another lovely story in the series that will be cherished by both young and adult readers.
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This book was the first we read in this series and we absolutely adored it.  My daughter is very interested in art and loved learning about a woman who was an artist. The illustrations are great! I loved how it showed actual pictures of Georgia at the end of the story. Will be picking up more books in this series.
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