In this book from the critically acclaimed Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the life of Anne Frank, the writer whose diary captured the hearts of the public.
Anne Frank was born in Germany to a loving family. But when World War II broke out, Anne and her family had to hide in a secret annex in Amsterdam. Here, Anne wrote her famous diary, describing her belief in people's goodness and her hopes for peace. After the war, her diary captured the hearts of the public and she became one of the most important diarists of the 20th century. 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 Anne's life.
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!
Reviews all around the world
"Little People, Big Dreams is a series of nonfiction children’s books focused on famous women, past and present. Anne Frank is the third I’ve read in this series and it is quite different from the earlier two (Jane Austen and Mother Teresa)! While the illustrations were wonderful, the subject matter called for a more serious tone. Most of the illustrations are in black and white, while Anne’s diary is a bright orange and yellow gingham. There is also a fair amount of symbolism in the pictures, white birds when there is happiness and hope, black birds when things take a turn for the worse.
Being a book for young children that covers very heavy subject matter, there had to be a delicate balance between communicating the tragedy of what happened while keeping it appropriate for little ones. I do think the author accomplished this, and the beautifully detailed black and white illustrations went a long way in helping to set the tone. Unlike many of the other books in this collection, Anne Frank is sad story steeped in history, a terrible, painful, shameful history. I’d certainly read it with my children who are going to be eight in a week, but I would also be prepared for a lot of questions, questions about topics many parents might not have broached with their young children. For parents who haven’t, I think this book is a wonderful gateway to meaningful and age-appropriate discussions about topics that seem particularly salient today.
Still loving this series and very much looking forward to the next one!"-Amazon