Dolly Parton - Little People, Big Dreams Picture Book
This charmingly illustrated hardback picture book is a fantastic way to acquaint young readers with the life of Dolly Parton.
Some may only know Dolly as the singer song writer with an instantly recognisable silhouette, but there is so much more to her story. This book covers her impoverished start to life and her unassailable self belief that shot her to stardom. This little book also celebrates the incredible amount of charity work Dolly Parton has undertaken since finding fame.
Little Dolly grew up in Tennessee in a large family (she has 11 siblings!) 'as poor as dirt'. She started performing at an early age, singing on local radio and television. After graduating high school, she moved to Nashville to pursue her singing dreams. Her managers wanted her to sing pop, but she followed her heart to sing and write country songs. Her heart was right - Dolly became a musical superstar, but she never forgot where she came from. She now uses her wealth to give back to people, children and animals in need.
Told in a simple yet engaging fashion, accompanied by stylish quirky illustrations, this book is perfectly pitched for young readers discovering who their heroines are.
This delightful series (Little People, Big Dreams) introduces young readers to outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream. At the back of this book there is a facts and photo section to support the story told (great for parents and older children hungry for a few more details).
Also in this series - Emmeline Pankhurst, Amelia Earhart, Agatha Christie, Maya Angelou, Coco Chanel and Frida Kahlo.
Recommended for children 5 - 8 years.
Written by Isabel Sanchez Vegara and illustrated by Daria Solak.