Disclaimer: I received a book to review. All opinions are my own.
I want both of my children to grow up with appropriate heroes. I want my children to find inspiration in people that worked hard to achieve what they have, not that shook their booties to get attention. One person that I have always found inspiring and would like Kodabug to understand her story and what she achieved is Coco Chanel.
Coco Chanel ($14.99), by Isabel Sanchez Vegaraand Ana Albero, is part of the Little People, Big Dreams series. This book takes us through the inspiring true story of an orphan that has a dream and makes it reality. Today, Coco Chanel is a houshold name, who would have thought her story would start out the way it did.
In this new series, discover the lives of outstanding people from designers and artists to scientists. All of them went on to achieve incredible things, yet all of them began life as a little child with a dream. The first book follows Coco Chanel, from her early life in an orphange--where she is a genius with needle and thread--to her time as a cabaret singer, hat maker, and, eventually, international fashion designer. This inspiring and informative little biography comes with extra facts about Coco's life at the back.
I have loved reading this book to the kids, hearing Tbomb talk about the story and seeing Kodabug's face light up at the pictures. As she grows, I'm sure we will revisit this book many times and I'm so happy to be able to show her what a truly inspiring story that Coco Chanel had.