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David Hockney

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I read this one with my niece and nephew today and we had no idea who this man was before we started reading! I love it when we can all learn together and am glad for a series such as this where we can learn about young people with big dreams. 

David Hockney is an artist. He knew from a young age that he wanted to paint more than anything else in the world. He met challenges head-on and refused to back down or become someone else to fit into society’s mold. As he got older, his success was attributed to his ability to move with the times and incorporate new technology into his art. There’s a lesson in this for all of us. 

One of his paintings recently sold at auction for almost $90M, breaking all kinds of records. This wonderful book examines the idea that there are no limits when it comes to expressing oneself! The proof is out there - at 85 years old, David Hockney is still creating! 

I was gifted this copy by Quarto Books, Frances Lincoln Children’s Books and NetGalley and was under no obligation to provide a review.
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I've seen many book from this series in bookshops and have always been curious about them. So glad I finally got to read one thanks to NetGalley.

I studied David Hockney's art at school but never learnt much about the man himself so this was a nice little background about him. I liked that the book does not shy away from him being gay but explained that it used to be criminalised. I think it's important for children to learn about these things. 

Would happily recommend this to my friend's who have children or buy to give as a gift.
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