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David Bowie

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Little People, Big Dreams, a wonderful series, has another excellent title here.  As always, the illustrations and text pair perfectly and, in this instance, capture Bowie’s unique style and talents.  The takeaway for children centers on the importance of being own’s own self and doing things in one’s own way. Ambition is also touched on as young readers learn about Bowie’s desire to be a star. I always look forward to new entries in this series and am never disappointed.  
Many thanks to NetGalley and Quarto for this e galley in exchange for an honest review.
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Where do I even begin to describe how much I love this children's book series? This brief biography of David Bowie's life for young readers did it again - it's the little details in the illustrations that make it stand out so much. A truly inspiring, charming work that I'm sure Mr. Bowie would approve of.
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Amazing book!!
I never even realized Bowie had a different eye! Loved learning that! This books are so good , I love how they tell this wonderful people stories!
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David Bowie by Isabel Sanchez Vegara is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early May.

The story of a quaint, happy red-haired fella who favors art, music, and dance, then growing up to be famous and constantly in reinvention with overt and covert mentions of lyrics and stage outfits.
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Love all these short history books for kids. Highly recommend if you have or know someone with young children. And the art style is super cute as well
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I loved, loved, loved this sweet book! The art was adorable and the story was quick enough that my one year old loved it but well written enough that I truly enjoyed reading it to him.
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Our library has purchased all of the Little People Big Dreams books. They are so beautifully illustrated. This story features David Bowie and his start to fame. I loved how it talked about how he fell in love with music at a young age and how art also shaped his style.
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Yet another lovely book from this collection. Gorgeously illustrated story of the famed musician. Nice to see another male subject added to this series. Can't wait to see what they come out with next.
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I love this Little People, Big Dreams series!  It is so nice to have a glimpse into what our heroes and icons were doing as children.  They dreamed big dreams, but led normal lives - just like us.  I loved reading the story of how David Bowie pushed boundaries and battled stereotypes about gender and performing and from a young age.  Great story about being your true self!
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Many musically inclined parents who grew up with David Bowie's music will be inclined to purchase this book to share with their children or grandchildren.  The charming pictures and brief text manage to adequately highlight the singer's life and individual flair.  I wish, however, that the author hadn't overdone the whole "cosmic" theme, as if David Bowie's career never went beyond the theme of his first hit.  I think this is a great book for Bowie fans to share with their offspring, but doubt that some of the references will make much sense to children without an adult intermediary.
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How absolutely truly wonderful, I'm going to buy this for my son. I have seen these online but never actually bought any in the series, this is going to change. Right now! Reading this has filled my heart with warmth and loveliness.
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This is another great book to add to the Little People, Big Dreams collection!

I love this series as they are perfect introductions to young people about some of the most famous and influential people from our past and present and are also a reminder about how these people have also changed our history. 

5 stars from me for this one, very highly recommended and can't wait for my daughter to get involved in the series
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I received this copy of David Bowie from a wish granted by Quarto Publishing Group in exchange for an honest review.

David Bowie has always been one of my favorites and in a very few pages this book does him justice. It's a fantastic intro to for kids into the world of a brilliant artist.

The illustrations are wonderfully charming.
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David Bowie by Isabel Sanchez Vegara is another fantastic children's book in the Little People, Big Dreams series. 
This one is about David Bowie's childhood, how he rose to rose to stardom t=in the music and film industry etc. 
I found this little book full of easy to read, with great Illustrations  throughout this small book. 
Its one you should definitely buy for your little readers so they can learn about this wonderful Rock Star.

Thank you to NetGalley and Quarto Publishing Group/ Frances Lincoln Children's books for the ARC provided in exchange for an honest opinion.
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This book was another great addition to the Little People, Big dreams collection! David Bowie was a wonderful person for children to learn about as he believed in being himself and wasn't afraid of what other people thought of him. The art and illustrations brought the story beautifully to life.
Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for providing me an ARC of this book for an honest review. :)
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What a cute picture book about David Bowie.
This is great first timers into the world that is Bowie.
The illustrations are fun and there is just enough information to pique your interest into Bowie.
I wish it had been longer; I was sad to see it end so soon.
As a fan of Bowie I felt it could have had more detail.
Thank you NetGalley and Quarto Publishing Group - Frances Lincoln Childrens for this DRC.
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I have read a couple of books from the series 'Little People, Big Dreams and think they are the perfect read for both children and adults. This book focuses on David Bowie and gives a simple and easy-to-follow overview of his life as a musician and icon. The timeline at the back of the book is interesting and gives a little more detail about David's life, ideal for older readers. The illustrations complement the text perfectly and encapsulate David's unique personality. The message encourages readers to embrace their individuality and never be afraid or embarrassed of who you are. It's an incredibly important message, especially for children growing up in a world that is gradually becoming more accepting but where prejudice's are still widespread. This book takes a global idol and shows children that being different is nothing to be ashamed of. I loved this book and believe it holds a message that should be ingrained in children and adults alike.
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An ambitious and beautifully organized and collected narrative and images to accompany them. A must for young children and young children's classrooms.
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It feels like the writer knew very little about David Bowie or was just assigned to write about Bowie because they felt it would be good to be a part of this series only they didn't bother to learn basic things; like David Bowie was blonde to start with, his eyes were blue, the fight didn't turn his eye brown, it permanently dilated it so that it looked a different color... it's like the facts were "slightly" right but seen from a wrong angle. Also at the end despite people "not knowing if he was a girl or a boy" they tried to normalize him with his marriage to Iman. This book captures none of his brilliance and yes, while it has a good message, the message feels false because the facts are wrong.
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A very cute way to teach children about David Bowie and other famous people. The illustrations are perfect.
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