Little People, Big Dreams: Frida Kahlo
El segundo título de una colección de cuentos con los que niñas y niño ...more
Essentially, these and other ‘First Introduction’ books are simplified versions of Vegara / Albero’s ‘My First Little People, Big Dreams’ book series. Both series’ of books provide basic but lovely introductions to the lives and achievements of inspirational women. There are pl ...more
This series aims to inform children about some interesting people who had big dreams and show them that these dreams can be achieved if you try. This particular book focuses on Frida Khalo who I new a fair bit about going into this book. I think if you want to read this then you need to know it's a children's illustrated book and it just scratches the surface, giving you the most important and well-known facts about ...more
I also appreciated the underlying message of achieving one's dreams no matter where you started. We're happy to have this book on our shelves.
There are several other picture book biographies of Frida available now, and of all of them, this is my least favorite. It has the least information of all (it leaves out LOTS of facts, but the most glaring is that she and Diego Rivera's marriage didn't last...and in this it seems like he was always there to support her which is misleading, even the note in the back doesn't clarify this or many other things for that matter). The illustra ...more
Though the series have the same author, the illustrators vary and also seem to be in touch with the personal style of the individual being featured in the biography. Just take a look at the covers of this as well as the Coco Chanel bio to see the stylized differences.
A beautiful series telling genuine stories about weirdos and o ...more
"In this new series, discover the lives of outstanding people from designers and artists to scientists. All of them went on to achieve incredible things, yet all of them began life as a little child with a dream. "
I like how they seem to be picking people that may not be the go-to subjects for biographies. These just seem like simple biographies to introduce young readers to these people. I hated the illustrations for the Frida Kahlo ...more
Covering some of the key events of Frida's life, this introduces Frida's polio, injuries from the bus accident, her painting, and her emotional 'ups and downs'.
Has sparked an interest in a young mind, which is a delightful outcome as ...more
Frida's trademark eyebrows make this a natural addition to my eyebrows shelf.
The book has incredible il ...more
Author: Mª Isabel Sánchez Vegara
Illustrator: Gee Fan Eng
Translator: Emma Martinez
Age Recommendation: Pre-School/Kinder
Art Style: Cartoons
Topic/ Theme: Resilience, biographic.
Series: Little People, Big Dreams
This was a birthday present from my best friend because librarians gift books and I adore Frieda Kahlo. When I read picture story books about historical people I know I always look at what is included. I like the level of detail in this. Diego is mentioned as he should be but n...more
I enjoyed this book a lot. I have been reading all the ones in the Little People, Big Dreams recently, and I have really enjoyed them. I like the illustrations and the words are easy to follow but some have some words that could be difficult for early readers. I also e ...more
The Little People, Big Dreams series from Frances Lincoln is a series telling the stories of well known women, and the dreams they had as children, showing that children can one day achieve their dreams, no matter what they might be. They cover the hardships these women faced, but keep the stories appropriate for the readership. Each story also includes a short biography with photographs of the women.
Frida Kahlo's story covers her sickly childhood and how, aft ...more
I loved this book. It was so interesting to learn a ...more