Mary Anning- Little People, Big Dreams Picture Book
This colour illustrated hardback picture book is a fantastic way to acquaint young readers with the incredible life of paleontologist Mary Anning.
When Mary was little, her family was very poor. She used to help her dad to comb for shells and bones up high on dangerous cliffs. After receiving a book as a gift from a kind benefactor, Mary learned all about fossils. She continued to hunt for them and made the startling discovery of a complete skeleton of an ichthyosaur. Sadly, she wasn’t allowed to study along with all the other men, but she carried on making her own discoveries—including dinosaur poo!—and advising the Geological Society when they needed help.
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).
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. Also in this series - Maya Angelou, Coco Chanel and Frida Kahlo.
Recommended for children 5 - 8 years.
Written by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara and illustrated by Poppy Matigot.
Product Dimensions: 24.8 x 1.2 x 20.4 cm.
Hardcover. 32 pages.