David Bowie

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 18 Jun 2019

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Our library has purchased all of the Little People Big Dreams books. They are so beautifully illustrated. This story features David Bowie and his start to fame. I loved how it talked about how he fell in love with music at a young age and how art also shaped his style.
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Yet another lovely book from this collection. Gorgeously illustrated story of the famed musician. Nice to see another male subject added to this series. Can't wait to see what they come out with next.
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I love this Little People, Big Dreams series!  It is so nice to have a glimpse into what our heroes and icons were doing as children.  They dreamed big dreams, but led normal lives - just like us.  I loved reading the story of how David Bowie pushed boundaries and battled stereotypes about gender and performing and from a young age.  Great story about being your true self!
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Many musically inclined parents who grew up with David Bowie's music will be inclined to purchase this book to share with their children or grandchildren.  The charming pictures and brief text manage to adequately highlight the singer's life and individual flair.  I wish, however, that the author hadn't overdone the whole "cosmic" theme, as if David Bowie's career never went beyond the theme of his first hit.  I think this is a great book for Bowie fans to share with their offspring, but doubt that some of the references will make much sense to children without an adult intermediary.
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How absolutely truly wonderful, I'm going to buy this for my son. I have seen these online but never actually bought any in the series, this is going to change. Right now! Reading this has filled my heart with warmth and loveliness.
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This is another great book to add to the Little People, Big Dreams collection!

I love this series as they are perfect introductions to young people about some of the most famous and influential people from our past and present and are also a reminder about how these people have also changed our history. 

5 stars from me for this one, very highly recommended and can't wait for my daughter to get involved in the series
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I received this copy of David Bowie from a wish granted by Quarto Publishing Group in exchange for an honest review.

David Bowie has always been one of my favorites and in a very few pages this book does him justice. It's a fantastic intro to for kids into the world of a brilliant artist.

The illustrations are wonderfully charming.
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David Bowie by Isabel Sanchez Vegara is another fantastic children's book in the Little People, Big Dreams series. 
This one is about David Bowie's childhood, how he rose to rose to stardom t=in the music and film industry etc. 
I found this little book full of easy to read, with great Illustrations  throughout this small book. 
Its one you should definitely buy for your little readers so they can learn about this wonderful Rock Star.

Thank you to NetGalley and Quarto Publishing Group/ Frances Lincoln Children's books for the ARC provided in exchange for an honest opinion.
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This book was another great addition to the Little People, Big dreams collection! David Bowie was a wonderful person for children to learn about as he believed in being himself and wasn't afraid of what other people thought of him. The art and illustrations brought the story beautifully to life.
Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for providing me an ARC of this book for an honest review. :)
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What a cute picture book about David Bowie.
This is great first timers into the world that is Bowie.
The illustrations are fun and there is just enough information to pique your interest into Bowie.
I wish it had been longer; I was sad to see it end so soon.
As a fan of Bowie I felt it could have had more detail.
Thank you NetGalley and Quarto Publishing Group - Frances Lincoln Childrens for this DRC.
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I have read a couple of books from the series 'Little People, Big Dreams and think they are the perfect read for both children and adults. This book focuses on David Bowie and gives a simple and easy-to-follow overview of his life as a musician and icon. The timeline at the back of the book is interesting and gives a little more detail about David's life, ideal for older readers. The illustrations complement the text perfectly and encapsulate David's unique personality. The message encourages readers to embrace their individuality and never be afraid or embarrassed of who you are. It's an incredibly important message, especially for children growing up in a world that is gradually becoming more accepting but where prejudice's are still widespread. This book takes a global idol and shows children that being different is nothing to be ashamed of. I loved this book and believe it holds a message that should be ingrained in children and adults alike.
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An ambitious and beautifully organized and collected narrative and images to accompany them. A must for young children and young children's classrooms.
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It feels like the writer knew very little about David Bowie or was just assigned to write about Bowie because they felt it would be good to be a part of this series only they didn't bother to learn basic things; like David Bowie was blonde to start with, his eyes were blue, the fight didn't turn his eye brown, it permanently dilated it so that it looked a different color... it's like the facts were "slightly" right but seen from a wrong angle. Also at the end despite people "not knowing if he was a girl or a boy" they tried to normalize him with his marriage to Iman. This book captures none of his brilliance and yes, while it has a good message, the message feels false because the facts are wrong.
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A very cute way to teach children about David Bowie and other famous people. The illustrations are perfect.
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Another triumph, I think the first in the series we have read that was a man. It was great to introduce the kids to someone within their lifetime, and they recognised  him from the Labyrinth film!
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I have been wanting to read more muscian biographies and something like this makes it really accessible, fun and kid friendly. I like the concept of these type of books coming out of late, like the bedtime stories for rebel girls, this is reminding me of that.
I loved that at the back, it wrapped up basically what the book said but more in a straight forward, factual way.
I loved the colours and illustrations and wording of the text. It was a lovely quick snippet into the life of a legend, perfect for children to absorb (both in the vivid colours and the easy text), but I just wish it was longer. If it had been it would totally be something I'd consider collecting (I am still tempted but can't justify how short it is for the price, which still isn't as expensive as I had thought, but still something I'm processing).
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I love this series, but this tome is particularly stellar. Perfect for introducing young readers to David Bowie.
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This is another brilliant book shining a light on the career and life of a person who made a massive difference to the world.
David Bowie is represented from his childhood days to his last as a chameleon who defied what society expected of him as an artsit. He broke boundaries, he broke records and challenged what was understood by gender. He was unashamedly always himself, despite being made to feel like an outsider, he existed as an emblem for the disenfranchised, the misunderstood who found refuge in his music. 
My 8 year old and I are bg fans of this series and look forward to whoever Quarto books focus on next!
She learnt a lot about his early years, and was able to contextualise the songs which have been in the background of her life with the man behind them.
Yes I cried reading it, he is still hugely missed and this book has distilled the essece of what made him him.
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I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  			
			
From the publisher, as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it as they do it better than I do 😸.			
			
New in the critically acclaimed Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the life of David Bowie, the starman who dazzled audiences with his music. 

As a child, young David had a head full of songs and ideas. He was inspired by the pop and mod scenes in Britain to pick up the saxophone. After earning his stripes in some of the coolest bands in London, David splashed onto the solo scene. His songwriting talent and musical skill made him one of rock and roll's all-time greatest artists. This moving 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 musician's life.

Little People, BIG DREAMS is a best-selling series of books and educational games that explore 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 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 versions present expanded stories for beginning readers. Boxed gift sets allow you to collect a selection of the books by theme. Paper dolls, learning cards, matching games, and other fun learning tools provide even more ways to make the lives of these role models accessible to children.

Inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world with Little People, BIG DREAMS!

This is a wonderful series of books that, despite being "board books" are enjoyable by kids of all ages (and of all reading levels) including this one. David Bowie managed to be iconic for so many "eras" of people: from his early days and singing with Bing Crosby up to his resurgence in the 1980s for high school kids like myself.   The book is well written and the illustrations are top notch. 

As always, I try to find a reason to not rate with stars as I love emojis (outside of their incessant use by Millennials on Instagram and Twitter) so let's give it some red shoes to dance the blues in modern love no religion ... 👠👠👠👠👠
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I can’t pinpoint why, but I didn’t enjoy this book quite as much as I did the others in this series. 
Part of it might’ve been the art style, which I didn’t love this time. It wasn’t bad, just... meh. 
Or maybe it was because the “storyline” was so vague. 
I really don’t know...
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