I usually review newer books, but Just Being Audrey just arrived in my branch last week. I'm so glad it did! Don't take my word that it's wonderful, watch the trailer and visit illustrator Julia Denos' site, to view five pages from Just Being Audrey.
Julia Denos' illustrations superbly capture the delightful bubbly essence of Audrey Hepburn. Cardillo's text does the same,
Audrey had become more than an actress; she was an inspiration. While most Hollywood starlets were curvy and wore glamorous outfits, Audrey would only be herself. She was always slender, she wore her hair short, and her clothes were simple and elegant. It was such a different style that it got its own name: the Audrey look.This is a book that will appeal to adults as well as older children. It would be a great choice for an elementary school-age biography assignment, or for grandparents to share with their grandchildren. I loved it!