Some of my favorite books to read are from the Little People, Big Dreams series that quickly tells you the biography of someone famous in a way that kids will understand. The most recent one I just read was about Freddie Mercury, lead singer of Queen. It told about his life growing up, how he had more teeth than the average person but he thought that made him sing better (ie your differences may be what helps make you successful!) and how he was famous with Queen and stopped touring once he found out he had AIDS. At the end of the book there is a timeline of his life with real photos and I just think these little books are so great to help little kids learn more about some famous figures!
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About the Book
In this book from the critically acclaimed, multimillion-copy best-selling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the life of Freddie Mercury, the trailblazing musician who rocked the world!
Born on the tiny island on Zanzibar off the coast of modern-day Tanzania, young Farrokh dreamt of having a fabulous life. When his parents sent him to boarding school in India, he discovered his true talent for singing, as well as a love of playing rock ’n’ roll songs on the piano.
By the time he finished school, Farrokh knew he wanted to be a musician. After moving to London, he became the singer of a rock band called Queen … and the rest is history! Freddie became the biggest glam-rock star ever, touring the world and charming the world with his exuberant zest for life.
This moving book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the musician’s life.
Little People, BIG DREAMS is a best-selling series of books that explores the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream.
This empowering series offers inspiring messages to children of all ages, in a range of formats. The board books are told in simple sentences, perfect for reading aloud to babies and toddlers. The hardcover versions present expanded stories for beginning readers. Boxed gift sets allow you to collect a selection of the books by theme.
Inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world with Little People, BIG DREAMS!