I just love Dolly Parton, sorry to say not because of her music (I am not a fan of country/country-ish music), but because I love her energy, how she always looks fabulous, and of course all her charity work (like gifting books to children). So I had to try out this book and see if I could learn more about this amazing woman.
I loved reading about Dolly’s life, I didn’t know she had so many siblings and that she started so young. I had a bit of a giggle that she found love instantly after moving to a new town, fate works in mysterious ways. I loved seeing how everything got set into motion for her to become who she is today. From singing and awards to charity and business. She is an amazing woman, and I knew that.
I do have to say that, just like with a couple of other books in this series, it feels a bit jarring how the ages just fly by. One moment she is a child the next she is an adult. I get that you cannot cram everything in a picture book, but a bit more of a smooth transition would have been nice.
Like with the other books we get a timeline at the end and I was glad with that as it gave just a bit more information on some events.
I wonder why there is a butterfly (I am guessing it is that) on most (I didn’t feel like going back again) pages. Is that because of her one song? Or is there some other meaning to it?
The art was a bit a miss to me. I did like the style, but the perspectives just felt off. At times it felt like it should have perspective but in the same time the image was also flat. Hopefully that makes sense. I am sure I can explain it better in Dutch. 😛
But I definitely had fun reading this one and I learned some new things about Dolly! I would recommend this one.