Cover Image: David Bowie

David Bowie

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date:

Member Reviews

David Bowie wasn't perfect, but I liked that this book really shows how unique and true to himself he was. I think that is a valuable message for kids.
Was this review helpful?
This was my first "Little People, BIG DREAMS" book and what a treat it was! Beautifully illustrated, easy to read and a joy to behold - I absolutely recommend to get a printed hardback! A treat for a child (or an adult - especially a Bowie fan!).
Was this review helpful?
'Dare to be different'. The story of David Bowie,the iconic star, truly deserved to be narrated in a Little Book.
I loved the illustrations and the episodes of David's life were perfectly chosen.
A great treat for the little ones (but also the big ones!).

Thanks for granting to the publisher for granting my wish.
I received this book in exchange of an honest review.
Was this review helpful?
The books in this series have been hit or miss (mostly miss) for me, but this one is up there among some of the better ones I've read. It talks about David's early life, his passions for music, art, and performing, and even how he ended up with his distinctive eyes.

The main weakness this book has is its insistence on remaining vague. For example, it refers to "Space Oddity" in the main narrative as simply "a song about a lonely astronaut". It's a famous song! Could its name not have been mentioned in the main text?

The illustrations here aren't my favourite, and there's one confusing one where David's looking in a mirror and the wrong eye looks brown, but the rest of them help tell the story of this performer's life quite well. There aren't any obvious anachronisms, either (as there are in some of the other series titles).

Overall, this appears to be one of the stronger books in the series. I'd recommend this one to those looking for a simple biography of this legendary star.
Was this review helpful?
David Bowie is not a name I you would have thought of to add to this Little People, Big Dreams series. Having read it now, and comparing it with some of these books already reviewed, this iconic Rock superstar deserves his story to be shared. My initial reluctance to absorb his hype is perhaps due to him being part of my growing up and musical appreciation.
Bowie's ordinariness is the first aspect of his life that grabs your attention. Thereafter, it is his drive, his desire to be the complete performer in terms of music, design and personality. At a time when everyone was emerging from known musical roots; he made deliberate changes to his sound and image.
The key to the success of these books are the lack of words; potted facts are shared and gloriously enhanced by simple but detailed illustrations. The words shared are well chosen, as they build a clear picture and promote an intimacy with each subject.
Bowie's music came to be played when the first moon landing happened and his lyrics have fashioned cult TV detective shows in the U.K. He deserves this short biography and hopefully it will enable family conversations around pop culture and find Bowie's unique sound.
Was this review helpful?
I’m a huge David Bowie fan so let’s face it there’s no way I wasn’t going to love this book. Thank you to the publisher for granting my wish. :)
Was this review helpful?
As a fan of David Bowie I was so excited to read the newest installment in this excellent series. This book was handled really well, shares great information and bestows all of the dignity that the "Thin White Duke" deserves. Thank you for the smiles and a few tears!

Thank you to Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Quarto Publishing Group - Frances Lincoln Children's Books, and NetGalley for giving me this ARC in exchange for an honest review!
Was this review helpful?
This series is always a joy to read, it’s a really nice introduction to well known people for little children. Of course the plot is always a little bit fast but that’s to be expected and it’s totally understandable.
I like David Bowie's music quite a lot and this little book is perfect for the singer's fans who want to introduce him to little ones. But I think it's also quite enjoyable for people who aren't really into his music. This book can teach children that there's nothing wrong with being different and that it should be something that's celebrated and shown with pride. It can teach to never be afraid to be who we truly are. I think it's a very good lesson, for adults and children alike.
Was this review helpful?
This is a sweet little book perfect for introducing Bowie to children. Bowie is one of my favorite artists, and he definitely deserved this homage. I'm not going to lie, it made me tear up a bit.
Was this review helpful?
This book shares some interesting facts about David Bowie, and some I had never heard before. The book has a theme that runs through it, encouraging individuality. It could appeal to young readers with an interest in music, dance or David Bowie in particular.
Was this review helpful?