Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Review - Maria Montessori

Maria Montessori (Little People, BIG DREAMS)
by Mª Isabel Sánchez Vegara
illustrated by Raquel Martín
Date: 2019
Publisher: Lincoln Children's Books
Reading level: C
Book type: picture book non-fiction
Pages: 32
Format: e-book
Source: NetGalley

New in the Little People, Big Dreams series, discover the incredible life of Maria Montessori, the pioneering teacher and researcher, in this inspiring true story of her life. Maria grew up in Italy at a time when girls didn't receive an equal education to boys. But Maria's mother was supportive of her dreams, and Maria went on to study medicine. She later became an early years expert – founding schools with her revolutionary educational theories and changing the lives of many children.

These books make the lives of these role models accessible for children, providing a powerful message to inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world!

(synopsis from Goodreads)

I don't know what happened here, but this book is pretty weak. Some of the issues may stem from it being an ARC (there's some text on one of the pages that appears pretty random, and it's placed where it's almost unreadable... and the biographical information at the back is about Muhammad Ali!), but there are some issues with the writing itself (which could be translation problems) and I really wasn't a fan of the illustrations.

While I like the idea of this series, I've only really liked one of the three books I've read in it so far. Maybe these just aren't for me.

Thank you to NetGalley and Lincoln Children's Books for providing a digital ARC.

Premise: 3/5
Meter: n/a
Writing: 2/5
Illustrations: 2/5
Originality: 3/5

Enjoyment: 2/5

Overall: 2.33 out of 5

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