This board book version of Wilma Rudolph - from the critically acclaimed Little People, Big Dreams series - introduces the youngest dreamers to the incredible life of this remarkable sprinter and Olympic champion.
Wilma was born into a family with 22 brothers and sisters, in the segregated South. She contracted polio in her early years and her doctors said she would never walk again. But Wilma persisted with treatment, and she recovered her strength by the age of 12. At school, Wilma showed a talent for basketball and sprinting, earning the nickname Skeeter (mosquito) as she ran so fast. Wilma was in college when she went to the 1960 Olympics. She not only won gold in sprint events, but also broke world records with her sprinting skill. She had beaten polio to become an Olympic champion. She is a huge inspiration to many women in sports around the world. Babies and toddlers will love to snuggle as you read to them the engaging story of this fascinating athlete and will also enjoy exploring the stylish and quirky illustrations of this sturdy board book on their own.
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. This empowering series offers inspiring messages to children of all ages, in a range of formats.
ISABEL SANCHEZ VERGARA, born in Barcelona, Spain, is a writer and creative director in constant search of new concepts for childrens books. Working for more than fifteen years for clients in top advertising agencies, her books combine creativity with learning, aiming to establish a new and fresh relationship between children and pop culture.
Ana Albero studied Illustration at ENSAD Paris and UdK Berlin where she graduated in 2008.
Together with Till Hafenbrak and Paul Paetzel she is co-founder of the artist group Edition Biografiktion. Ana is based in Berlin where she works globally on commercial illustration as well as on artistic projects.