Sunday, February 24, 2019

Ada Lovelace

Ada Lovelace is a new addition to the Little People, Big Dreams series of historical biographies. Although I've reviewed a number of titles in this series on my blog, I'm amazed each time at the level of detail the authors and artists manage to provide in an age appropriate manner.

Released 1st March 2018 by Quarto on their Frances Lincoln imprint, it's 32 pages and available in boardbook, hardcover, and ebook formats.

These books are aimed at the very youngest readers (or pre-readers) and though many of the subjects lived difficult lives, the difficulties and traumas are handled in a sensitive compassionate manner. This book would make a superlative read-along, library or classroom reading circle selection or gift for a favorite youngster.

Written by Isabel S├ínchez Vegara it's well written in clear accessible language.  I really got a smile out of the fact that she referred to Ada's parents as "liking maths and poetry". and The art by Zafouko Yamamoto is engaging and supports the text very well. There are a number of details in the illustrations which made me smile like the picture of Ada and her kitty, Mrs. Puff, hiding under the table.

Well written and appealing, I am really enjoying all of these little books. This one is a worthy addition.

Five stars.

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes

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