by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara
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Pub Date 04 Apr 2023 | Archive Date 23 Mar 2023
Quarto Publishing Group – Frances Lincoln Children's Books, Frances Lincoln Children's Books
In this book from the critically acclaimed, multimillion-copy bestselling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the incredible life of David Hockney, the inspirational British artist.
Little David loved to draw and looked at the world in his own unique way. He always knew what his path in life would be… he would be an artist!
He went to art school and worked day and night to hone his drawing skills. He sold his first painting as a student, and in just five years he had a sell-out solo show of his work. When he moved from the UK to sunny California, he became known for creating bright, bold paintings.
From the Grand Canyon to the Yorkshire hills of home, David painted fantastic landscapes, including one made of 50 canvases all stitched together. An artist who delights in constantly reinventing himself, to this day David is eager to share his colourful work, and himself, with the whole world.
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 incredible young poet and activist’s life so far.
Little People, BIG DREAMS is a best-selling biography series for kids that explores 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 of books 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 hardcover and paperback versions present expanded stories for beginning readers. With rewritten text for older children, the treasuries each bring together a multitude of dreamers in a single volume. You can also collect a selection of the books by theme in boxed gift sets. Activity books and a journal provide even more ways to make the lives of these role models accessible to children.
Inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world with Little People, BIG DREAMS!
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I am a huge fan of the books in this series, and love it when a new book is released, the books allow younger readers to find out more about some of the most famous, and influential people that have been around.
The book is well written, easy to read and my daughter read it with me and we talked about David Hockney and being an artist after so the book did exactly as I would hope.
The illustrations are great and bring his story to life, I knew a little about him as an adult and even I learnt from the book so it was a plus for me and my daughter and I will admit it did lead me to google him and find out more about his life and works.
It is 5 stars from me for this one, very highly recommended and another fabulous addition to this series.
Who doesn't like David Hockeny? A few years, my wife and I saw a wonderful Hockney exhibit at LACMA, very enjoyable. This book is a good introduction to him and his art, for the young set. Easy to read, clear, wonderfully illustrated, it gave me a sense of the artist and is a fine introduction to Mr. Hockney for the young uns.
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.
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.