|By (author):||Books, Button|
|Series:||Great Lives In Graphics|
|Subject:||YOUNG ADULT FICTION / General|
|YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Art|
|YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Cultural Heritage|
|YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / Biography|
|Size:||10.00in x 8.00in|
|From The Publisher*|
Great Lives in Graphics: Frida Kahlo is a graphic retelling of Frida's story which gives children a colorful snapshot of her life and the world she grew up in, while educating them on everything from the Mexican revolution to the importance of self-belief.
You may already know that Frida Kahlo was an artist, but did you know she lived in a bright blue house? Or that she owned two pet spider monkeys?
Great Lives in Graphics reimagines the lives of extraordinary people invivid technicolor, presenting250+ fascinating facts in anew and exciting way.It takes theessential dates andachievements of each person's life, mixes them withlesser-known facts and trivia, and usesinfographics to show them in afresh visual way that isgenuinely engaging for children andyoung adults. The result is a colorful, fascinating and often surprising representation of that person's life, work and legacy. Usingtimelines, maps, repeated motifs and many more beautiful andinformative illustrations, readers learn not just about the main subject of the book but also about thecultural background of the time they lived in.
|Review Quote*||Instagram review, @home.read.playhttps://www.instagram.com/p/CQfkNh4s-f7/ "School libraries need to stock up on this series because they really do deliver on making learning exciting."|
Mid-West Book Reviewhttp://www.midwestbookreview.com/cbw/jan_21.htm#Series "Exceptionally well written, organized and presented, all four volumes in this new 'Great Lives in Graphics' series for young readers are especially and unreservedly recommended for elementary school, middle school, and community library biography collections."
Instagram review, @raising_bookwormshttps://www.instagram.com/p/CQTLmddHNmn/"Each infographic biography showcases a historical icon's life and their experiences and achievements. They hold an abundance of information which is easily absorbed thanks to the cleverly illustrated pages, making them highly engaging. The visual detail and vibrancy really captures your attention and they have a great balance of essential and fascinating life details and fun quirky facts. These books arethe ideal next stage for those who love #littlepeoplebigdreams series and want to find out lots more facts…Ideal for even the most reluctant readers, these educational books aimed at 8+ would make perfect additions to classrooms and school libraries."
Toddle Abouthttps://www.toddleabout.co.uk/reviews/great-lives-in-graphics-book-series-from-button-books/ "These are brilliant books, both eye-catching and informative…The illustrations are bright and colourful, and there is a lot of variety in the way each of the pages are presented, making each page interesting to look at and a pleasure to read. These books are a great way to introduce children to some of the most influential people in world history in a visual and engaging way,whilst also explaining about the times and places in which they lived. We really liked the timelines and interesting facts, and we particularly enjoyed the amusing anecdotes that were included too! The books themselves have a lovely feel to them with matt, textured covers, and nice thick pages, giving them the feel of a high-quality book."
Instagram review, @littlebookhabithttps://www.instagram.com/p/CLH_677njbt/ "A brilliant way to get reluctant readers or children who aren't always drawn to non-fiction to give it a go."
The Tiny Activistshttps://thetinyactivist.com/2020/11/29/great-lives-in-graphics-series/ and https://www.instagram.com/p/CIMlso_nR-P/ "This series is so cool! It combines history and an almost graphic novel layout to teach readers about different well-known figures throughout history."
Instagram review, @bookishwaytoplayhttps://www.instagram.com/p/CH2GlzohwmV/"There have been some super biographical books for children published recently and none more so than the ‘Great Lives in Graphics' series…What is most striking about this particular series is the innovative way these books have been designed. The clever use of info graphics and visual detailing ensures these books are jam-packed full of key information but in an entirely accessible and eye-catching wayfor young readers. You cannot help but be drawn into the colour and vibrancy of each spread, as well as the fascinating facts they contain. These books are educational but also fun. They feel fresh and unique in their approach and they really would be great additions to classrooms, libraries and homes everywhere."
Instagram review, @littlelibraryowl https://www.instagram.com/p/CH2zHMQnScV/"A wonderful and innovative new series of educational infographic books focusing on the biographies of four inspirational historical figures (a writer, activist, leader, and scientist!). We love picture-book biographies, as they provide such an accessible and engaging way for children to read through history…The easy-to-understand and fun infographics are packed with bold colours and graphics that bring each story to life (we also love the fun endpapers that are unique to each book!)...These unique biographies will open your little reader's eyes to the experiences and incredible achievements of men and women who have changed the world. Perfect resources for teaching at home or in the classroom! Aimed at children aged 8-12. Watch out for the next four books in the series - Nikola Tesla, Frida Kahlo, Mozart, and Jane Austin- coming to the UK in April 2021 and to the US in October 2021."
Instagram review, @talesofkidshttps://www.instagram.com/p/CHQWWQCgPCt/"We get to learn about fun facts, incredible discoveries and achievements in a visual, easy to understand snapshot. These books are a MUST in every home library, classroom library and school library."
Red Reading Hubhttps://redreadinghub.blog/2020/10/11/great-lives-martin-luther-king-jr-anne-frank-stephen-hawking-cleopatra/"Each book has an introductory page of narrative, a timeline, details of family life and spreads detailing the subject's key achievements; and each brings to life through its stylish, easily understood infographics, the person and the accomplishments of a memorable human being. Well worth adding to primary school topic boxes and libraries."
Instagram review, @thecolourfulchronicles https://www.instagram.com/p/CGxvvqZl6gC/ "These books provide education on a variety of important issues… The design and layout of these books are stylish and colourful, brought to life with fun, striking and easy to understand imagery and text, communicating information clearly and quickly. I also found the word glossaries at the back to be super helpful for explaining particular meanings. A fab series."
Twitter and Instagram review, @giftbookbloggerhttps://twitter.com/bookgiftblogger/status/1405273929095081984 and https://www.instagram.com/p/CQLAOqegGeF/"Further additions to the #greatlivesingraphics series by @GMCbooks #fridakahlo #mozart #nikolatesla. Engaging #nonfictionbooksforkids which pack a punch. Bold graphic design coupled with compelling facts make this series a must-have for shelves everywhere."
Instagram review, @picturebooksbloggerhttps://www.instagram.com/p/CF96bquAEK5/ "A stunning set of visual biographies #greatlivesingraphics is a great way to learn more about these notable people from our history #annefrank #cleopatra #martinlutherking #stephenhawking @gmcpublications."
|Biographical Note||Great Lives in Graphics has been created by Button Books' team of writers, editors, specialist historians and designers, who have collectively worked across a wide range of media including: books, magazines, newspaper, TV and radio. The design team have also worked for worldwide brands including: Nickelodeon, Penguin Books, Renault, MTV, Virgin and Levis.|