David Bowie

David Bowie


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Part of the critically acclaimed Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the life of David Bowie, the starman who dazzled audiences with his music.

As a child, young David had a head full of songs and ideas. He was inspired by the pop and mod scenes in Britain to pick up the saxophone. After earning his stripes in some of the coolest bands in London, David splashed onto the solo scene. His songwriting talent and musical skill made him one of rock and roll's all-time greatest artists. This moving 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 musician's life.

Little People, BIG DREAMS is a best-selling 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 hardcover 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.

Inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world with Little People, BIG DREAMS!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781786033321
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books
Publication date: 05/07/2019
Series: Little People, BIG DREAMS Series , #30
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 57,296
Product dimensions: 7.70(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara, born in Barcelona, Spain, is a writer and creative director in constant search of new concepts for children's books. Working for more than fifteen years for clients in top advertising agencies, her books combine creativity with learning, aiming to establish a new and fresh relationship between children and pop culture. 

Ana Albero was born in Alicante, Spain. She studied Visual Communication at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs in Paris, and illustration at the University of the Arts Berlin. She is now based in Berlin, where she works primarily in graphite and colored pencil creating vibrant textured images inspired by old pictures and movies. She is the illustrator of The People Awards and Little People Big Dreams: Coco Chanel.

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David Bowie 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
JillJemmett 9 days ago
I haven’t read any books in this series, but this one was very cute. This series is great for young kids to learn about important historical figures. This book is about David Bowie and how he became a rock star. David Bowie was an interesting man. I think his music and costumes would appeal to kids, so this book is a great way to introduce kids to David Bowie. Thank you Lincoln Children’s Books for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
GratefulGrandma 10 months ago
As a huge David Bowie fan, I was curious if Mª Isabel Sánchez Vegara would do justice to this amazing artist in this book. I did not need to worry as this addition to the Little People, Big Dreams series was a hit. Starting with his young days loving to read, draw and listen to music through to his school days where he had a situation that caused his magnetic eyes to his adult and performing days, the reader will earn tidbits about David Bowie. Each page has a quirky, enjoyable illustration with some simple, short text. In fact, the illustrations are bright and fun and will help kids understand what an interesting, and colourful performer Bowie was. Once again, the final few pages are more of an short biography and timeline for the adult reader. A definite must add book to any school library. The publisher generously provided me with a copy of this book upon request. The rating, ideas and opinions shared are my own.
CharJones2525 11 months ago
Oh how I adore the Little People, Big Dreams series of bios for kids, and this latest on Ziggy Stardust does not disappoint. In fact it shines as brightly as Bowie’s stellar career in music and film. Includes the absolute coolest illustrations by Ana Albero, plus a biographical timeline with historical pics and a detailed profile of the life of Iman’s husband, as über-elegant as she. 5/5 Pub Date 07 May 2019 Thanks to the author and illustrator, Quarto Publishing Group - Frances Lincoln Childrens Books, and NetGalley for the review copy. Opinions are mine. #DavidBowie #NetGalley
MontzieW More than 1 year ago
David Bowie by Isabel Sanchez Vegara is a book I requested from NetGalley and the review is voluntary. I think this is a great book for kids to show them that they can be themselves! It tells of Bowie as a child growing up and his interests then. It follows his story to stardom! I am glad I grew up when I did to experience his music as it happened!
Ricoh4 More than 1 year ago
David Bowie is not a name I you would have thought of to add to this Little People, Big Dreams series. Having read it now, and comparing it with some of these books already reviewed, this iconic Rock superstar deserves his story to be shared. My initial reluctance to absorb his hype is perhaps due to him being part of my growing up and musical appreciation. Bowie's ordinariness is the first aspect of his life that grabs your attention. Thereafter, it is his drive, his desire to be the complete performer in terms of music, design and personality. At a time when everyone was emerging from known musical roots; he made deliberate changes to his sound and image. The key to the success of these books are the lack of words; potted facts are shared and gloriously enhanced by simple but detailed illustrations. The words shared are well chosen, as they build a clear picture and promote an intimacy with each subject. Bowie's music came to be played when the first moon landing happened and his lyrics have fashioned cult TV detective shows in the U.K. He deserves this short biography and hopefully it will enable family conversations around pop culture and find Bowie's unique sound.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
SaschaDarlington More than 1 year ago
While this children’s book, David Bowie (Little People, BIG DREAMS), written by Isabel Sanchez Vegara and illustrated by Ana Albero, is short, it is big on message, and rightly so as the subject is David Bowie. This brightly colored biography tells about David Bowie’s dreams and how he intended to do big things and his attraction to music. The wonderful message is that not only should you follow your dreams but be yourself as you do so. I think this would be a great read for children who will learn about Bowie and may also feel inspired to follow their own big dreams. I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Darzy30 More than 1 year ago
David Bowie is an excellent and surprising singer to add to the Little People, BIG DREAMS series. A unique and enduring artist and fashion icon, Bowie has influenced generations with his example. As in the other books in the series, Isabel Sanchez Vegara delivers a concise biography of the star appropriate for early readers while Ana Alberto’s illustrations capture Bowie’s wild style. As is fitting for a child of the sixties, the illustrations have a retro style evocative of the period. The book praises his drive for success, his self-acceptance, and his ability to inspire others, leaving readers the message that being different should be celebrated. The references to outer space, aliens, and so forth combined with the inclusion of a cute alien on a few of the page spreads should be a fun theme for kids. I do wish, however, that the book had been more specific in places. It names the friend (George) who hit him and gave him his signature eyes with two colors, but when his brother and the song “Space Oddity” are referenced, they are not specified. His wife, Iman, appears in a photograph but is not mentioned in the text by name or even referred to. David Bowie adds to the diversity of profiles in the Little People, BIG DREAMS series and is a must for school and public and libraries as well as a wonderful addition to home libraries to teach children about an incredible artist and help develop empathy and acceptance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great little book about David Bowie. I'm a huge fan of his and I loved how Vegera touched on the different eras and styles of his life. The artwork was beautiful and really helped the argument that Vegera was making. This is a must for any David fan!