Anne Frank by Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Little People, Big Dreams series, is a really nice introduction to Anne Frank. This is an early picture book biography. The story is a very simplified version of the diary of Anne Frank. The pictures are cartoony, yet match the photos we have of her.
I enjoyed the illustrations that accompany the telling of Anne’s story and how her diary came to be published, and also the short section at the back with a greater level of detail that may be more suited towards older readers.
The story begins with some background to who Anne was (an ordinary girl) when she received her diary, and the historical events that led up to Anne and her family having to hide in the secret annex of a warehouse.
The focus of the book thereafter remained heavily on the diary and how Anne dreamed of becoming a writer. Due to her early death at the Bergen-Belsen camp in 1945, it was her father Otto (the only secret annex survivor) had her diary published so her story may be shared with readers forever. This fact, alongside others are shared in the books end pages which also includes a timeline of Anne’s life and where to find more information about her.
I received an e-ARC from Quarto Publishing Group – Frances Lincoln Childrens via NetGalley.