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David Attenborough (34) (Little People, BIG DREAMS)

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David Attenborough has narrated and presented numerous award-winning documentaries, bringing the wonders of nature to millions of viewers worldwide.

From the critically acclaimed Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the life of Hedy Lamarr, the actress and inventor whose curiosity broke boundaries. Not only does the fact file teach learners all about Attenborough’s amazing life, but it’s also a great way to develop their reading skills too! Why not have children work in pairs to read the fact file and come up with some questions for their partner to answer? What an engaging way to develop critical thinking and comprehension skills! Are there any other David Attenborough resources? He used his studies and attitude to the Natural World to become an educator and broadcaster to bring the world into peoples’ living rooms and give them a sense of awe and wonder. Beyond this he made his audience appreciate the fragile make-up of our planet and why we must care about human involvement to the detriment of the wider world. We are introduced to this great man where it all began, his year of birth, and progress by charting the most important snippets of information detailing the prominent aspects of his early life, coming-of-age, forming of opinions and the unsurpassed awareness he has raised to some of the scariest and greatest environmental challenges of our generation and beyond. What's superb is there is just enough to enable a child to become curious yet not enough to overwhelm, which is crucial at this stage in their reading career, and the colourful, fun illustrations complement the text perfectly.The sights and smells. The touch and sounds within the environment, the chance to meet and understand animals in their own environment. 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.

Five stars. This would make a superlative reading circle book, classroom library book, or gift. Sir David Attenborough is an intelligent and accomplished spokesman for conservation and our lovely planet and this book is a nice introduction to his life and work for the youngest generation.

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The images are great and I loved how the book also focussed on his interests in fossils too as that was really his first true love! I thought it was good to show how much of an impact he has made by showing some of the different animals, insects and creatures he has named after him too - he will certainly be greatly missed when he does pass on as he has been a leader in his field bringing the animals and wildlife to our screens and a great conservationist in his later years. That's probably a very privileged point of view to have. But then, I still have to read from people with my problems, being neurodiverse, disabled, enby, ace. One day, my friends. The day will come. Little David grew up in Leicester on the campus of a university, where his father was a professor. As a child, he spent hours in the science library , collating his own specimens and creating a mini animal museum. When he was old enough to go to university, he studied science and zoology – but what he wanted most of all was to be close to the animals he was studying. This delightful edition to the little book: BIG DREAMS collection focuses on Sir David Attenborough and his life’s works surrounding animals and our planet.

David's distinctive voice and storytelling abilities have captivated audiences of all ages, making complex scientific concepts accessible and exciting.

Who is David Attenborough?

At this point in time, I think it's pretty safe to say that most British adults know of David Attenborough’s ceaseless and important work in the nature and environmental field, and this is rightly what has cemented his status as a living legend and one of our most revered national treasures; however, our little ones perhaps do not recognise and/or comprehend his status. In this fantastic series known as Little People, Big Dreams, children are memorably introduced to some of the most renowned characters from across a whole spectrum of areas and introducing those who may go on to inspire our kids to strive to achieve great things themselves. This is by far the most solid, interesting and well-rounded of all of the books that feature in the series, and I would characterise it as a must-read for those heading somewhat towards their formative years on our humble planet.

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