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Steve Jobs

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These board book editions of little people big dreams. It was awesome to see how Steve jobs was introduced to such young children. He is definitely someone they will grow up knowing about.
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Our family loves the Little People Big Dreams books. The stories and illustrations always exceed our expectations. My daughter was intrigued by the story of Steve Jobs, although this wasn't her favorite in the series. This is an inspirational read and any kiddo will enjoy it! 

The publisher made a copy of this book available for review via Netgalley. This is my honest opinion.
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Not my favorite book from this collection, but it's probably because Steve Jobs was such a complex individual that it is hard to capture him in this format.
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I enjoyed reading and looking at the illustrations in the baby edition Steve Jobs: My First Steve Jobs by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara which is another excellent book in the Little People, BIG DREAMS series. These board books make great baby gifts!  #SteveJobs #NetGalley
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Little People, BIG DREAMS is one of my fave children's non-fiction series. Well, even just children's book series in general!

These books are full of knowledge and lovely pictures. This time around we learn all about Steve Jobs, the famous man behind Apple. His story is unique, and has been told a lot, but is told in a friendly and fun manner in Maria's book. Did you know that Steve was adopted? There's more facts like that packed tight in this colourful, cartoon-y book.

I absolutely adore these books. They make learning fun and make non-fiction way more interesting than I remembered them in my youth. I give my highest recommendations to give these non-fiction picture books to your younglings and introduce them to a world of knowledge early. Also, it's just fun!

Four out of five stars.

Thank you to NetGalley and Quarto Publishing Group for providing me a free copy of this book in exchange of an honest review.
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I have been enjoying The Little People, Big Dreams series and am thrilled with the Board Books that are being added to this series. In My First Steve Jobs we meet Steve when he was newly adopted into the Jobs family. We see highlights of his life from being an inquisitive child to an adult who co-founded Apple Computers. Each page has one or two lines of text to complement the large, colourful and somewhat quirky illustrations. I actually googled whether Steve Jobs wore shoes and apparently he was known as the barefoot student during his college days. This is a great way to introduce younger children to these wonderful dreamers. My granddaughter picked up right away that he wasn't wearing shoes, and even though my grandson was doing something else while I read to her, his interest was piqued by our discussion. A great book to get children to dream and possibly do more investigation on their own.
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A great little books for kids. This is my first of these books, and I got it because I have kids, but also I'm fascinated by Apple's business growth and trajectory, and wanted to see how this was presented to kids. A lovely book!
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This title is an entry in the Little People, Big Dreams series for the very youngest children. The story is simply told and filled with illustrations. Young listeners will learn about Steve’s interests and curiosity, and how these led to his and his friend’s creation of the home computer. They will see that Steve changed the world in ways that had not previously been imagined.

The first pages mention that Steve had been adopted. I feel that perhaps a bit more (like the next page or so) could have said something about his family life. As it is, the fact just hangs there a bit.

I liked this entry in the series. However, it felt a bit like an ad for Apple to me. Nonetheless, young listeners will have been introduced to an original and an icon.

Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this title. All opinions are my own. 

3.5 stars
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Always enjoyed this series!

This one about the whiz kid who starts Apple. From this tiny book, I learned so much about Steve Jobs. How computers fascinate him, and his adventure creating the smart computer, that now help us in the form of smartphones, smart tablets, or even music player.
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Thank you so much for the opportunity to read and review this awesome book. We've loved the Little People books for years and years, they were favourites of my now 7.5 year old when she was little. I read this one to my 4 year old and she loved all the colours in the illustrations. 

I personally really enjoyed this one as Steve Jobs is such a fascinating person. I didn't know he was adopted or that he loved calligraphy. 

I quite often gift these ones for baby showers and 1st birthdays and really love this one.
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I received an advance reader copy of this book to read in  exchange for an honest review via netgalley and the publishers.

Steve Jobs is a great addition to the Little People Big Dreams series for children. This biography for children is a nice and personal introduction for children to who Steve Jobs was and how he started the Apple products that most households today have at least one form of product by apple in them today. 
These books are inspirational and encouraging to children to chase their dreams.
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"I received a complimentary copy of this book through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own." 
As much as I love this collection of books, I felt like this one was a little disjointed. It really jumped through his childhood very quickly and with essentially headers. Then it mentioned a friend he talked to about art, but never mentioned her again.
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This was the perfect amount of information for a young reader. It hit all the important and relevant parts of Steve's life and was nicely written. This is a great book for a young reader.
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Little People, BIG DREAMS
The lesson of the life of Steve Jobs is to follow the path of your curiosity--as he did! He was born and adopted into a family in California. That was a good thing since he preferred to go barefoot all the time. He was very curious about electronics and wanted to figure out how to make them easier for everyone to use. That got easier when he partnered with his friend Wozniak and started a business in a garage, and later got a whole team together to become Apple!
The illustrations that are mostly simple and forthright as created by Aura Lewis.
One of a series for adults to read to children and for ESL to polish their English and learn about people who have shaped their world.
I requested and received a free temporary ebook copy from Quarto Publishing Group – Frances Lincoln Children's Books via NetGalley. Thank you!
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Yet another amazing book in the series "Little People, Big Dream"! Computers and phones have become an integral part of lives right from day one. Phones are ahead in the queue to 'meet' the newborn, ahead of the grandparents - so why not a book on Steve Jobs! True to the series, the book uses simple sentences and neat illustrations to inform the little reader more about Steve Jobs' contribution to the IT sector. I am sure no child would say 'no' to this book!
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Okay, so I know this is designed to be for children, but I felt like more information could have been included to help provide more of an educational aspect to the book. It's not bad, but it's definitely not great, especially when you consider how many children's non-fiction books there are out there.
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Five-star review from my 5-year-old nephew! He chose this book to read and orally review with me because he wanted to learn about the man behind the invention of his iPad. He instantly saw a connection between Steve Jobs’ love of figuring things out to his own love of seeing how things work. My nephew’s huge smile lead to giggles thinking of all the times he’s taken pens apart to see how they work and left springs and pen parts all over the house. I love this series because it gives children the inspiration and courage to believe in themselves and dream BIG. 

The first thing we giggled at was seeing Steve Jobs as a baby in a onesie….a black onesie! Was there ever any doubt?! This lead to a ‘find Waldo’ spree through the book to find Steve Jobs on every page. My nephew quickly found him by searching for the black T-shirt…even when the 1970s Steve had long hair, he was easy to find! My 8-year-old niece noticed that the “illustrator captured Steve’s quirky grin, too!”

Despite this being the ‘Baby Edition,’ the kids still loved the message and it provided an opportunity for my nephew to read this one. We loved learning about the visionary whose ideas shaped the world we live in and how a simple love of figuring things out lead to forming a company in a garage – a company that still influences how we use technology today. 

Publishes August 24, 2021.

I was gifted this advance copy by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Quarto Publishing Group and NetGalley and was under no obligation to provide a review.
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Super cute illustrations - I loved the style and all the colors. The bio felt a little disjointed - it seems like in this short, kids form would have been better to follow the tech angle all the way through. But I enjoyed reading it with my 4yo and talking about how computers have changed.
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This one didn't quite hit the mark for me.   The language, and story, are simple, but at times almost too simple.   I expected the less savory aspects of Jobs' life to be glossed over, but why was Chrisann introduced in one sentence with zero context and then never mentioned again?  The book mentions that Jobs snuck into calligraphy classes, but doesn't really explain why or what the result was.   The narrative doesn't seem to have a clear purpose and ends abruptly.  

I wouldn't discourage a student from reading this if they picked it out themselves, but I wouldn't go out of my way to read it to them either.
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I thought this was a cute and informative book on Steve Jobs! It had fun illustrations and simplified prose and my toddler was glued to the book as I read! Great addition to the series!
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