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Dolly Parton (Little People, BIG DREAMS) Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2019-09-10 
Review Score: 4 out of 5 star From 0 user ratings
ISBN:1786037602
LANGUAGE:English

" AD|ARC|GIFTED I adore Dolly Parton’s music but didn’t know much about her life so this was a perfect little snippet to learn more of her life and the illustrations were perfect to add depth and keep younger children engaged. I know this series may be aimed at a younger audience but I’m enjoying them all! I’m certainly intrigued to learn more. " said.

" I love the Little People, Big Dreams book series. We own several titles already so being given the opportunity to review a new title in the series was a dream come true. The art remains true to the series and Dolly’s story is sure to inspire kids young and old to work hard and pursue ones dreams. My kiddos E and P enjoyed the story and have been asking for another one. I received a free review copy from the publisher in exchange for my honest unedited feedback. " said.

"*Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review*

So, it's really difficult to me to rate picture books because the illustrations were cute(some of them unrealistic but still cute), but there was almost no story. I don't know much about Dolly Parton's life, but reading this I imagine that she had no obstacles to fulfill her dreams, she did everything she wanted and her life was pure joy. I mean, everyone has gone through many things in their lives, so it's difficult to me to believe that she had it that easy. And it was weird to me that she didn't grew up in a wealthy family, but she had many things: a horse, fancy clothes and a huge ranch.
Finally, I wanted to see more of her entrepreneurial side with the Dollywood theme park, her charity side with the Imagination Library and how she fights for LGBT rights(I know that children books are "never" going to include something like this but..it's part of her life too). I think this book doesn't really talk about all the work Dolly has done.
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"I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

From the publisher, as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it as they do it better than I do
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" Little People, Big Dreams is a picture book biography series imported from Spain. Perfect way to introduce young readers to girls who dreamed and became outstanding women in different fields. I wish they focused more on her activism since this wasn't as impactful as most others in the series. " said.

"I was happy to read this book as one of my daughters was born on Dolly's birthday and my youngest daughter has always loved her. Our three youngest kids have been lucky enough to be enrolled in Dolly's nonprofit "Imagination Library" that mails free books to kids every month until age 5, and I was happy to see that this program was included in the book. That said, they got the order of some things in her life wrong, like it said she founded this program (which she did in '95) and then "went on" to open her amusement park, which she founded long before that in '86. I also wish it had focused more on her activism and her fun personality. Lastly, while it says she liked to wear a lot of makeup, the illustrations don't really show any makeup on her other than blush. They also pretty much hide another aspect that Dolly is famous for, her famous (or infamous) cleavage, which seems a little rude. If it's a book about Dolly Parton, let her look like Dolly Parton.

My rating system:
1 = hated it
2 = it was okay
3 = liked it
4 = really liked it
5 = love it, plan to purchase, and/or would buy it again if it was lost

I read a temporary digital ARC of the book for the purpose of review.
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" I'm amazed by how cute this books are!They are a total gem!Loved seeing Little Dolly growing up and becoming successful .Whish this books were available when I was growing up! " said.

" Another great little people, big dreams book. This time Dolly Parton. These are go inspiring for children, they teach about famous people and the importance of having dreams as well as the good things they do. Great to read together with children and learn together. Thoroughly recommended to kids of every ageThanks to netgalley and the publisher for a free copy for an honest opinion " said.

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