My First Steve Jobs
by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara
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Pub Date 24 Aug 2021 | Archive Date 26 Aug 2021
Quarto Publishing Group – Frances Lincoln Children's Books, Frances Lincoln Children's Books
Steve Jobs grew up surrounded by inventors, in sunny Silicon Valley, California. He and his friend Stephen Wozniak channelled their love of computers into their own inventions, building a successful company from Steve’s garage.
Steve thought that computers were the future, and his big ideas would transform the world and the way people use technology. Babies and young children will love this entertaining board book telling how the young Jobs went from being a young adopted son of a machinist to one of the most influential inventors and businesspeople on the planet.
This inspiring 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 brilliant businessman’s life.
Little People, BIG DREAMS is a bestselling 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 hardback 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.
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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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
I enjoyed this book about Steven Jobs! This is a shortened version of the inspirational brief biography about visionary and Apple co-founder, Steve Jobs. It still contains much from the original book, so this would probably be best for children ages 3-4 as they may have questions about some of the things covered. I loved the illustrations! Thank you NetGalley and the publisher for providing this ARC.
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!
Steve Jobs is the newest to be spotlighted in this latest edition of the Little People, BIG DREAMS series by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara. This series is such a delight and the perfect way to educate not just kids but everyone about historic and cultural icons. Jobs was a businessman, technological entrepreneur and, innovator. This book portrays Jobs from getting adopted, to designing an at-home computer with Steve Wozniak and the formation of Apple. Aura Lewis illustrates this installment and does an amazing job. Aura's art style was so captivating and her art definitely further helped tell Jobs' story. This installment did a great job of educating me about a historical figure who I had never heard of before this book. I love collecting these books and am so thrilled to add this one to the rest of my collection. I received this book free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review
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.
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.