From the critically acclaimed Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the life of Vivienne Westwood, the flame-haired fashion designer and impresario. When Vivienne was a young woman, she wasn't sure how a working class girl from England could make a living in the art world. But after discovering her passion for design and jewelry making, she erupted onto the fashion scene with a bang. Vivienne's designs became iconic, and she became famous for letting her clothes speak for themselves. 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 designer's life. Little People, BIG DREAMS is a best-selling 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 hardcover 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!
About the Author
Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara, born in Barcelona, Spain, is a writer and creative director in constant search of new concepts for children's books. Working for more than fifteen years for clients in top advertising agencies, her books combine creativity with learning, aiming to establish a new and fresh relationship between children and pop culture.
Laura Callaghan is an Irish illustrator based in South East London. She graduated with an MA in Illustration from Kingston University in 2010. Her clients include The Guardian, V&A, Nylon magazine, The Sunday Times, The Sunday Telegraph, Pitchfork, and Seventeen magazine.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Personally, as an adult, I adore "Vivienne Westwood" from the "Little People, Big Dreams" series. I have always adored her bold and pioneering designs and creativity but I didn't know much about her background and story.. This book, hence, a fun and enjoyable read. The style of the illustrations in this book is quite different than that of the other books in the series. The colors and the artworks are as carefree and confident as Vivienne Westwood herself. Westwood's supports for environment conservation and her outspoken spirits to standing up for the outsiders showcases her "big dreams" and determination could help to make a difference in the world. The positive message, though, is slightly vague and understated because majority of pages focus on her accomplishments as a fashion designer. Regardless, "Vivienne Westwood" still makes a great addition to the series