Little People Big Dreams is back this time with a book about David Hockney. I was not familiar with David at all before reading this book. Turns out, David is a gay artist who would sometimes fail his tests at school so everyone would think he was only good at art! It was interesting to learn so much more about an artist who knew who he was and what he wanted from a young age – went for it – and was incredibly successful with it! These Little People Big Dreams books have great illustrations and a lot of great easy to read stories about famous figures.
I received a free e-copy of this book from Net Galley in order to write this review, I was not otherwise compensated.
About the Book
In this book from the critically acclaimed, multimillion-copy bestselling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the incredible life of David Hockney, the inspirational British artist.
Little David loved to draw and looked at the world in his own unique way. He always knew what his path in life would be… he would be an artist!
He went to art school and worked day and night to hone his drawing skills. He sold his first painting as a student, and in just five years he had a sell-out solo show of his work. When he moved from the UK to sunny California, he became known for creating bright, bold paintings.
From the Grand Canyon to the Yorkshire hills of home, David painted fantastic landscapes, including one made of 50 canvases all stitched together. An artist who delights in constantly reinventing himself, to this day David is eager to share his colourful work, and himself, with the whole world.
This inspiring 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 incredible young poet and activist’s life so far.
Little People, BIG DREAMS is a bestselling series of books and educational games that explore 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 hardback versions present expanded stories for beginning readers. Boxed gift sets allow you to collect a selection of the books by theme. Paper dolls, learning cards, matching games and other fun learning tools provide even more ways to make the lives of these role models accessible to children.
Inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world with Little People, BIG DREAMS!