"I'm a writer living in the Perth Hills with my relentlessly fun seeking children.
Published February 25th 2017
Bringing the ladies of history to life
Little People, Big Dreams by Isabel Sanchez Vergara, is a new series of sublime picture books aimed at early primary children. I love them because all of these stories are I think, of the most exciting kind. They are tales of real life people. Fiction is by far the most popular genre in kids books, but reading about real children who grow up to do amazing things, has its own kind of magic. It shows children that passion can take us many places, sometimes unexpectedly and that following your dreams is a worthy pursuit.
Beautiful Covers, Inspiring Stories
Book Series There are 9 picture books currently available in the series, though not all of them available in Australia yet. All of them follow the lives of women from all walks of life, from their humble beginnings, to their place in the history books.I was particularly happy to see not only scientists like Marie Curie featured, but also people from the arts backgrounds, like Coco Channel and Agatha Christie. We need more messages that in any area of life, it is possible to make a difference.
New ways for Non Fiction Isabel Sanchez Vegara is a bit of a mighty girl herself. Born in Barcelona Spain, the author, writer and creative director is committed to developing a new relationship between children's books and their readers. One that is more rooted in the present. She has a long background in the advertising industry and more than enough credentials to pull this off. Each book is a celebration of individual achievement and whilst real life is always stranger than fiction, she strikes a balance between telling the truth about her heroines, but at the same time not sugar coating the facts.
Amelia flys in
Colourful Tales The story books are colourful, with a beautiful simplistic style. The illustrations by Gee Fan Eng, who describes her style as 'happy drawing for happy people', certainly describes her cute and uplifting pictures that will be appreciated by young readers.
I am a big believer in exposing kids to many different styles of writing, not just narratives. In the big reading buffet of life you need variety and to learn to discern fact from fiction, in a way that is exciting and relevant to you. The Little Books Big Dreams series, has definitely achieved its goal of bringing inspiring biography to life and into the hands of little people.