Little Dreamers "Visionary Women From Around the World"


A wonderful book with 40 portraits of extraordinary women, described and illustrated by bestselling artist Vashti Harrison!

In “Little Dreamers,” best-selling author Vashti Harrison introduces 40 known and unknown role models for all children: visionary women who have courageously followed their path and whose life stories are great inspiration.

In addition to famous personalities like Frida Kahlo, Marie Curie and Zaha Hadid, Vashti Harrison also tells us about women like the Kenyan environmental activist Wangari Maathai, who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004, or the computer pioneer Grace Hopper, who helped develop the Cobol programming language.

Each spread includes a short biography that children ages 8 and up can read on their own, and a great illustration in Vashti's unique style. With this book, Vashti wants to encourage children to dream up new things, invent, create, try things out, make mistakes and ask questions.

The artists and scientists she introduces show children: Look at what is possible! A great gift for all little (and big) dreamers!


For children aged 6 and above

96 pages | hardcover edition, hardcopy

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Sweet as sugar have one of the most beautiful children's books in the world. A small Berlin publisher with sweet books and illustrations. We like the themes of the books as well as the inclusive and empowering approach.  


About the publisher

A Berlin publisher

We met and fell in love in 2012 when Anna was on a language trip to Berlin. Initially, Anna lived in Warsaw, where she studied linguistics, and Lukas lived in Berlin, where he set up his first company. After a few years of long-distance relationship, connected by the Berlin-Warsaw express train, Anna moved to Berlin, and in 2016 we got married on a beach in the Seychelles. What connected us from the start: We love books and are proud of our large bookshelf.

In 2018, happiness became perfect: our twins Zoë and Vincent were born. Now we bought children's books in the three languages ​​our children are growing up with: German, English and Polish. We noticed that many wonderful children's books are available in one language but not in the other. That's why we, a translator and an entrepreneur, decided to publish these books ourselves!

And so we founded Zuckersüß Verlag. Since 2019 we have been searching, finding and translating the most beautiful children's books in the world and bringing them to Germany. For ourselves and our children and all young families who enjoy reading together.


Vashti Harrison is an author, illustrator, and filmmaker based in Brooklyn. She is passionate about creating stories, both for the film and children's worlds. Her artwork is rooted in Caribbean folklore.