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David Bowie

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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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I've been following this series quite closely and enjoyed very nearly all of the books I've read in it so far. This is another one to add to the list of successes. David Bowie's career in playing music either as an amateur band member at fifteen or as a legend right before he died in 2016 at the age of 69, spanned over half a century. He constantly reinvented himself and in this spate of musical biopics (including the phenomenal Bohemian Rhapsody and then Rocketman, and the documentary on the Beatles by director Peter Jackson) which seem to be flourishing lately, I wouldn't be at all surprised to see one crop-up about him.

He's been in and out of musical success since he debuted The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars in the early seventies, and resurged with Ashes to Ashes and Let's Dance in the early eighties, and in between he had a minor film career. He was also a controversial figure regarding his androgyny, but it's not completely clear (at least to my knowledge) whether this was more of an image he was portraying or more of the person he actually was, so I didn't feel that omitting it was a bad thing in this particular case. Overall I enjoyed this and thought it a worthy and educational read.
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As a love of David Bowie, I was beyond excited to read this story. He was such an inspirational person to so many people. Not just because of his music but because of what he stood for. He was absolutely and always himself. And he inspired people to be whoever they wanted to be. A point that this book gets across beautifully and in a very Bowie way.

This book, more than any the others I've read, feels true to who Bowie was as a person. It tells his story in a simple but understandable way. It manages to show the impact he had. It is a beautiful and charming book. The illustrations are quirky and a perfect accompaniment. This is exactly the kind of book that will keep any Bowie fan or any Bowie fan's child happy.
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This is a cute but wildly simplistic book. I enjoyed the art immensely and I did learn one new thing so teh book does serve it's purpose.
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This new addition to the Little People, Big Dreams series is one you should definitely buy for your little readers. It is very cute with beautiful illustrations and tells the story of David Bowie. 
It is perfect for young readers and can offer children inspiring messages. The whole series is very empowering.
I wish this kind of books existed when I was a child.
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5000 STARS! ALL THE STARS! PERFECT BOOK IS PERF AGH.

okay so to be fair I love David Bowie. A book could positively mention Bowie once and I'll love the whole thing, so imagine my utter Joy when there's a child's book of him!!! So perfect and such an amazing way to introduce children to him. I'd 100% buy this for my kid as a nice little introduction and then show them he was a real person and play his songs and movies. 

The art was completely adorable and spot on and my hearttt. Ugh I loved this.
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This is another outstanding children's book in the Little People, Big Dreams series!  In a few brief pages with simple sentences, young readers learn about David Bowie's childhood interests and rise to stardom while being comfortable in his own skin and remaining true to himself.
An excellent introduction to Bowie with great illustrations!
Thanks to Frances Lincoln Children's Books and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for my honest review.
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David Bowie has always been my hero and it humbled me to discover that he is a hero to many children I’ve taught throughout the years. 
It is his ability to embrace what often we try to hide that inspires us all; something which I believe is perfectly presented in this book.
It’s a perfect introduce to the man who fell to Earth and by far my favourite addition and one i’ll be buying for many people when it comes to birthdays.
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Continuing on the tradition of telling the stories of the lives of influential figures in history in an approachable, child-friendly way, this installment of the Little Peope Big Dreams series introduces young children to the one-and-only David Bowie. 

Following his tale of always reaching for the stars and chasing his dream, this bite-sized picture book is a handy way to talk about the importance of cultivating creativity, not being afraid of trying new things and discovering our true selves. 

Though, like the rest of the series, this book is briefing nature, there is ample opportunity for parents to talk about their own experience of Bowie, to listen to his music or put on The Labyrinth, there really is something very clever about the way these books are designed to encourage connection between reader and listener and encourage a curiousity for learning more.
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David Bowie was never afraid to be who he truly was. Young people can definitely learn from this great installment to the Little People, Big Dreams collection. I am glad that, despite Bowie's death, children can experience his story and his music and be inspired by this great man.
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The ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

The ‘My First Little People, Big Dreams’ series provides informative and inspirational biographies about people who left a mark on this earth, no matter what difficulties they have encountered.
These stories are very short, but that’s because they’re books for children, so it’s totally understandable.
I think they are a very smart and wonderful way to introduce little children to such important figures.
This one is about Davide Bowie, the most unique figure in the music world. He was never afraid to show his true colours and I think this is an important lesson to teach to little children. Being different is not wrong, and you should be proud to be who you are.
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I think is a Cute illustrated book for kids, to let them know who was david bowie. Illustrations are bold and cute and the reading was easy, perfect for a kid between 3 and 8 years.
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While this children’s book, David Bowie (Little People, BIG DREAMS), written by Isabel Sanchez Vegara and illustrated by Ana Albero, is short, it is big on message, and rightly so as the subject is David Bowie.

This brightly colored biography tells about David Bowie’s dreams and how he intended to do big things and his attraction to music. The wonderful message is that not only should you follow your dreams but be yourself as you do so.

I think this would be a great read for children who will learn about Bowie and may also feel inspired to follow their own big dreams.

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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I received an electronic ARC from Quarto Publishing Group through NetGalley.
Part of the Little People, BIG DREAMS series.
Vegara highlights Bowie's childhood and first ventures in the musical field. She then shares his musical philosophy and styles so readers see how he continued to reinvent himself and his craft.
Informative text and timeline included at the end of the book.
The illustrations are understated and bring aspects of Bowie's personality to life.
This series is a terrific first biographies series for elementary readers.
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I absolutely adored this book. I am a school teacher and thought the content, pictures, and story would be perfect for any class level. This book could be used for so many different lessons to teach children about music, different types of people, places, and art work. A simple, well-written book. Just amazing.
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David Bowie by Isabel Sanchez Vegara is a book I requested from NetGalley and the review is voluntary. I think this is a great book for kids to show them that they can be themselves! It tells of Bowie as a child growing up and his interests then. It follows his story to stardom! I am glad I grew up when I did to experience his music as it happened!
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This was a great little book about David Bowie. I'm a huge fan of his and I loved how Vegera touched on the different eras and styles of his life. The artwork was beautiful and really helped the argument that Vegera was making. This is a must for any David fan!
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