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Just Being Audrey by Margaret Cardillo

Just Being Audrey (original 2011; edition 2011)

by Margaret Cardillo, Julia Denos (Illustrator)

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Title:Just Being Audrey
Authors:Margaret Cardillo
Other authors:Julia Denos (Illustrator)
Info:Balzer Bray (2011), Hardcover, 32 pages
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Just Being Audrey by Margaret Cardillo (2011)



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This is my favorite book right now. And trust me, that's saying a lot. I was never really an Audrey fan but this book opened my eyes. First off, the illustrations are beautiful and something that can totally be replicated in a classroom if given the right instruction - they're entirely watercolor! Something that is highly regarded for me in children's books. The life of Audrey is another thing completely, I had no idea she had a relationship almost with the Nazis and how it shaped her involvement with UNICEF later in her life. Another super positive thing about this book is that Audrey ages and by the end, she is wrinkly, reinforcing the idea of positive role models. The first page starts off with, "More than anything, Audrey wanted to be a ballerina." LOVE this book and cannot wait to share it with classroom full of resourceful dreamers! ( )
  hannahmariebell | Mar 7, 2017 |
This book is about the life of Audrey Hepburn. It tells about her dreams and her childhood. It shows that Audrey did not always have a glamorous life like the movies show. She went through many obstacles but it shows that anybody can make their dreams come true. I have always loved Audrey Hepburn and this book made me love her even more. ( )
  knbenson6584 | Oct 30, 2016 |
"Just Being Audrey" is about the famous actress Audrey Hepburn, her rise to fame, and how she always stayed true to herself. Audrey faced World War II as a child, moved to New York City to start a new life and career, and became one of the world's most famous actresses. During all of that, she always remembered to be herself no matter what came her way. With her fame, she also became an ambassador for the organization called UNICEF, the same organization that helped her during World War II and has received praise and awards for her activism. Overall, I learned more about Audrey Hepburn from reading this picture book. The words and water color illustrations were beautifully written and drawn. I would definitely read this book with my students one day to promote important women in history. ( )
  goreyes | Oct 29, 2016 |
This bibliography about Audrey Hepburn was a great read. Especially for young readers. This book is great for introducing bibliographies to ones who haven't read a bibliography before. It had great illustrations n the book that really help bring out Audrey. The author provides great background on who Audrey Hepburn was. Showing how she reached her dream with struggles.
  Katie-Langston | Apr 18, 2016 |
This book is short and to the point. I would defiantly use this book to introduce biographies in my elementary classroom. ( )
  mbt121 | Mar 22, 2016 |
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Short biography of actress Audrey Hepburn. Includes author's note, illustrator's note and timeline.

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