Sunday, March 22, 2020

Bob Dylan (Little People, Big Dreams)

Bob Dylan is a new biography for young readers in the Little People, Big Dreams series. I've reviewed a number of these titles and all of them are delightful and exuberant little books which cover the lives of famous cultural, science, arts, and innovative icons while maintaining an age-appropriate level of detail.

Due out 7th April 2020 from Quarto on their Frances Lincoln imprint, it'll be 32 pages and will be available in hardcover format.

Written by Isabel S├ínchez Vegara it's presented in clear, accessible, age-appropriate language.  The gentle and sweetly humorous illustrations were well done. The art by Conrad Roset is appealing and colorful and supports the text very well. Both the illustrations and text are rich in small subtle details which bear a closer look (like the riffs on his songs, echoed in the text and the illustrations).

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

Five stars. This would make a superlative reading circle book, classroom library book, or gift.  Dylan is an iconic and important poet and this book is a nice tribute.

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

Note: I received an early eARC and in my copy of the material, there was a formatting error which caused the timeline biography and artist credits to be switched with an earlier book in the series (Astrid Lindgren). This will presumably be corrected in the final published version. 

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