Thursday, April 8, 2021

"Hans Christian Anderson" - a bookwrap



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! (less)

Now who is this you may ask?  Perhaps you will not recognize him but you will know his stories.  Let's find out all about this famous man.


Hans Christian Andersen

Authored by Maria Isabel SΓ‘nchez Vegara

Illustrated by Maxine Lee-Mackie 


* Ages:  4-7
* Grade Level:  PS-2
* Hardcover:  32
* Publisher:  Frances Lincoln Children's Books; Illustrated edition
* Pub. Date:  April 20, 2021
* Language:  English 

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The Book

This book is another winner from the critically acclaimed, multimillion-copy best-selling Little People, BIG DREAMS series.  Hans Christian Anderson is highlighted.  He is a man otherwise known as the father of fairy tales.  

Little Hans was born in Denmark into a very poor family that could hardly keep a roof over their head.  "They had one precious jewel that they kept carefully in the cupboard:  a book".  His father nightly read stories from that book to him and Hans fell asleep feeling like a superhero in those beloved stories.  His desire was to become an artist but his hopes were dashed because he never got a prominent role to play, he always was cast as the troll.  This disappointed him terribly. 

While he was locked in his room waiting for another role to appear he spent his spare time writing.  He showed one of his stories to the theater director, and although it was full of misspellings, the man found them enchanting.  Hans jumped at a chance to go back to school and learn proper Danish which he needed to carry on with his writing.  

He progressed on to write much loved poems, travelogues and stories that were loved by both young children and adults all over Europe.  All his books were kept as treasures and read over and over again by the whole family.  His stories were expanded into plays, ballets, and movies. Han's received a most high honour.  On the second of April every year - the day of his birthday- kids all over the world now celebrate Children's Book Day.  Hans now was loved worldwide. 

The illustrations are fantastic and quirky which I love.  The book features extra facts at the back including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the writer's life.  I love this book and the entire series.  I highly, highly recommend it.

Storywraps Rating - 5 HUGS! 


Meet the Author

Maria Isabel SΓ‘nchez Vegara, born in Barcelona, Spain, is a writer and creative director in constant search of new concepts for children’s books and the author of the multimillion-copy best-selling Little People, BIG DREAMS series of picture books that explore the lives of outstanding people. 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.  

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