Friends Change the World: We Are The Beatles
by Zoë Tucker
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Pub Date 12 Jan 2021 | Archive Date 21 Jan 2021
Quarto Publishing Group – Wide Eyed Editions, Wide Eyed Editions
In 1957, a boy named Paul met a boy named John. John was funny and confident, while Paul was quiet and steady, but one thing they had in common was a love and talent for songwriting.
When they were joined by George and Ringo, they formed the band whose name would soon be known across the world: The Beatles. Together, the Fab Four became the world’s best-loved band, drawing huge crowds to packed-out stadiums.
But even they got nervous sometimes, and in those times they knew they could rely on each other. Through the power of friendship, The Beatles made their biggest dreams come true and still bring joy to the lives of millions.
Friends Change the World is a series of picture books that celebrates the power of friendship. From musical greats to sports champions, scientists and explorers to artists and activists, these are the true stories of real friends who achieved amazing things. Whether best friends since school or thrown together by a chance encounter, they supported and inspired each other to make their shared dreams come true. This charming series shows 4- to 7-year-olds how togetherness, respect, and friendship can make the world a better place.
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Average rating from 28 members
We Are The Beatles is a wonderful book about one of the most influential musical groups of all time. Beautiful illustrations accompany the fascinating story of the origin and career of the Beatles. This book reminded me a lot of the books in the Little People Big Dreams series. I loved learning about The Beatles' musical partnership, I only wish the book was a little longer, covering more of their prolific career. Thank you Quarto Publishing Group – Wide Eyed Editions and NetGalley for providing this ARC.
The publisher notes that this book is part of a series of books on friendships. It is an interesting lens through which to view the Beatles. In this brightly illustrated book, readers see John and Paul meet. Following on this is the gradual evolution of the group as George and Ringo are added. The four are shown as working hard and having a bit of stage fright but, of course, the music they played changed the world. Adults who like the Beatles will enjoy this book along with the children in their lives. It offers a reminder that even the most famous among us were once young and finding their way. Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this title. All opinions are my own.
This book is a very fun and easy to understand look into the Beatles for young kids! Besides being beautifully illustrated and filled with colors and images that draw you in the story is well done and written in an easy follow to way for children to enjoy! The book just discusses how the Beatles came to be and does not discuss any topics from their later years as a group or the deaths of John and George which is good since it is a children’s book! This book will be a go to baby shower gift for me to give to all my friends as a die hard Beatles fan!
A great book that although it's aimed at children, I thoroughly enjoyed learning about how the Beatles became who they are! Very simple and easy to understand.
I must talk about the art in this book first. I loved the colors and feel like it really captured a "Beatles" feel. The story itself is pretty great as well. Narration shares the history of this remarkable and groundbreaking book in a concise interesting format that children will enjoy. Readers learn how the group was formed and that the members had to work hard and practice to become skilled at making music. Readers are reminded that the band members were sometimes nervous or scared before concerts. This will help young readers realize these emotions are okay. Great Read.
I enjoyed this picture book biography. It was very age appropriate and gave appropriate information about the Beatles. I think all elementary age students would enjoy this book. I look forward to seeing if there are others or if it is a series.
They were before my time, but I love the Beatles so this little book is just perfect for me. It's a cute story about how they met and became one of the best and most famous bands ever. The bright pictures are lovely and fit the story very well.
A bit wordy but an otherwise charming and informative tale of how The Beatles came to be. The delightful illustrations are a fantastic nod to the work of Heinz Edelmann.
This is such a cute book, especially for a musical family with little kids! It has a simplified story line of the beatles, with bright colorful illustrations. It would be really fun to read this to kids and then listen and dance to the beatles afterwards! I am looking forward to buying this as a baby shower gift for friends in 2021!
I have reviewed this book from three perspectives - mine, my elder kid (age 9) & my younger one (age 6). We have all heard about the Beatles before (I am a huge fan, my elder one plays some songs by them on the piano & my little one has heard a few songs.). My younger kid & I read the book together while my elder one listened in. My perspective. I liked the gorgeous, colourful illustrations. The book was a decent length to read along with. But the sentences ran for too long & were complex for younger children to understand. So I had to pause & explain them. Overall, I liked the book though. My elder daughter's perspective. She liked the colour in the illustrations, especially the last panel. She liked the short length of the book as well. Her one complaint was that it was difficult to figure who was who in the panels. Overall, she liked the book because it gave her some knowledge about the Beatles & their struggles. My younger daughter's perspective. Again, the colours & drawing style kept her interested. She was engrossed throughout the story. But she couldn't figure out the order in which she should read the panels sometimes. There were a few words that needed explanations and some sentences needed breaking up. We also found a typo, which amused the children. Overall, she loved the book and wants to read more like them.
My Beatles loving preteen son really enjoyed this book. Great illustrations! Thank you for the chance to preview it.
"We Are The Beatles" is a funny little picture book that tells a story of how The Beatles came to be. The visuals are absolutely stunning and very fitting the general aesthetics of the band. Overall, it's a great children's book to kindle the little ones' love for one of the greatest bands of the 20th century.
We love particularly enjoy reading books based on musicians and will be including this one along with the other graphic novels we have on the Beatles to learn about the band. This format particularly works for kids graduating from picture books to sequential image format like graphic novels. Highly recommended!
Who doesn't know The Beatles? My dad was a fan, and I listened to their songs since I can remember! Starting out as a duo in the famous Penny Lane in Liverpool, UK, this group become a four members superstars known to the world. Each got their talents, but as a group, they did magic! They wrote their songs and sung them, unlike other singers.
In the last year we have had a number of books on music greats for young readers, from the history of rock, to picture books written with the words of iconic songs and books on individual musicians, the likes of David Bowie, Prince, Dolly Parton and John Lennon. This is a great opportunity for parents and grandparents to share their love of the Beatles with the little people in their lives. Read how four individual musicians met, formed a band and went on to become one of the biggest, most popular musical groups in history. Get out your old vinyl, CDs or download a playlist, because you will want to sing along and relive your memories of the music after reading this one.
This picture book was fun and lively. The pictures were also really nice. It's a great read for 6-9 year olds.
We Are The Beatles by Zoe Tucker is part of a series entitled Friends Change the World, a collection of picture books that celebrate the power of friendship. This is the story of how four lads from Liverpool who, through talent, determination, and friendship, became the collective voice of a generation, and one that endures today. While the book is aimed at a 4-7 year old demographic, the uplifting story and colourful illustrations will appeal to readers of any age, particularly the Beatles fan, and those seeking a little nostalgia. 4.5 stars Many thanks to NetGalley and Quarto Publishing Group - Wide Eyed Editions for the opportunity to read an ARC of this title.
This is a fun book to introduce children to the beatles. I loved being able to read about theor beginnings. It would be fun to read this to a group of kids and then have a party- play Beatles music, have cute Beatles themes snacks (a yellow submarine cookie perhaps), and play games.