I came across a couple of books in this series on NetGalley and I immediately wanted to download all of them that was available!
Little People, Big Dreams is a series of picture books for toddlers, maybe kindergartners. Each book tells the story of a famous person who had an idea, stood by it, worked hard and achieved something. They’re people who inspire even us adults. Among these real life heroes there’re scientists, writers, people fighting for the rights of minorities, people of color and women. They show a good example.
I read four volumes of the series, and while I loved all of them, I’m not sure I can provide an individual review for each one, because in general they’re very similar. Thus I try to review them together.
The first one that caught my eye was the one about Stephen Hawking. As a huge science-fan when I saw this one on NetGalley I simply had to download it!
And isn’t Little Drawn Stephen adorable?!
Then saw there’s another one in the ‘Read Now’ section: Rosa Parks!
And she is of course somebody I would love to teach my future kids about one day!
So, obviously, I had to grab this one, as well.
Then I went on… and got two more of the series:
The one about Emmeline Pankhurst…
Because, well, kids need to learn about feminism, right?
…and Ella Fitzgerald!
‘Cause… Music, obviously. (
I’m pretty sure by now you all know how important music and singing is for me.)
So, I discovered all four books. And I loved them! These are exactly the books I would love to dive in with my kid (once I’ll have one)! They’re very short, with very simple and short text – well, they’re picture books. It’s definitely suitable for only very little kids, toddlers. In themselves, at least. I can imagine telling a more detailed story about Hawking, Parks, Fitzgerald, Pankhurst, or any other hero of these books to a bit older child – I think when an adult reads it with them, adds things, and it’s possible to discuss, than it could be quite enjoyable for even 5-6 year-olds. I find it very important to give role models to kids, ones who’d done something in their lives worth mentioning, especially in this age when all these celebrities and influencers are thrown at us who have never done anything useful that would earn them respect. These little board books (I’ve downloaded like 4) give help with that from a very early age, and that’s wonderful!
I got all 4 books from the Quarto Publishing Group of Frances Lincoln Children’s Books via NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.
All in all, I have to say that this is a very adorable and useful series! I’m glad I found it.
Are you familiar with these books? Or anything similar? What do you think?
I would love to read your thoughts!