Litercurious Book Review
|Title||Little People, BIG DREAMS Charles Dickens|
|Author||Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara|
|Publisher||Frances Lincoln Children’s Books|
|Genre||Children’s Non-Fiction, Children’s European |
Books, Children’s Historical Biographies
|ISBN 10/13||0711258961 / 978-0711258969|
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.
Isobel Ross is originally from Bath, UK.
Studied at the Arts University Bournemouth, graduating with a BA (hons) in Fine Art.
Charles Dickens is a micro biography staring the eponymous man himself. Charles Dickens is part of the hugely popular Little People BIG DREAMS Series. Vegara has focused on one of Englands favorite authors. Only one other author ever came close in popularity, that being Sir Arthur Conan Doyle the writer of Sherlock Holmes.
In this monograph Vegara writes to her audience of 4-7 year olds. Simple sentence structures and short paragraphs make up the concise history of Dickens.
The book begins well, however the end comes too quickly and lacks detail of the latter part of his life. Vegara did include a more formal chronology at the close. This short chronology is accompanied by plates of Charles Dickens as he aged.
Charles Dickens by Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara and illustrated by Isobel Ross is a brief partial history of the great man.
It is age appropriate and the illustrations enhance the readers overall experience. The illustrations were both informative and fully supported the written narrative. They are fun and add color to the story.
Overall, Charles Dickens is a good read for younger children. It is brief enough to be read at bedtime.
I would like to thank Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara, Frances Lincoln Children’s Books, and NetGalley for affording me the opportunity to review Little People, BIG DREAMS Charles Dickens.