It's a Big World, Little Pig!by Kristi Yamaguchi, Tim Bowers
New York Times Bestseller!
Poppy, the adorable, persistent, dreaming-big pig, has a new adventure in store for her: the World Games ice-skating championship in Paris! Poppy is nervous about meeting so many new people in a new place. But, ever courageous and supported by her family (Emma, too!), Poppy embarks upon this exciting adventure head-on/b>/b>… See more details below
New York Times Bestseller!
Poppy, the adorable, persistent, dreaming-big pig, has a new adventure in store for her: the World Games ice-skating championship in Paris! Poppy is nervous about meeting so many new people in a new place. But, ever courageous and supported by her family (Emma, too!), Poppy embarks upon this exciting adventure head-on. She meets a snowboarding Panda, a Maltese who skies, and two fellow skaters, a Crane and a Kangaroo. Poppy begins to realize that although these animals look different, act different, and are from different places, they are all the same at heart. They all smile in the same language!
"I recommend It's a Big World, Little Pig! to preschool parents, especially those with little girls. Kids will love the positive, upbeat story and Tim Bowers' bright illustrations. This would be a great birthday gift, and it's a must if you know a child who figure skates. Kristi Yamaguchi's encouragement to "dream big!" is one our kids need to hear." - It's Fundamental
"This book is adorable! The story is sweet and the illustrations are completely cute. A great book to share with children." - Adrienne's Book Blog
"Accompanied by cheerful illustrations of Poppy happily skating and interacting with her friends from other countries, the book emphasizes the intangible rewards of taking on challenges and learning about the world rather than winning." - School Library Journal
"My 6 year old daughter and I read this together. We both loved it. This is a great encouraging read for young children." - Wanted Readers
"You can feel Kristi's passion for her sport and love for people all around the world in her book...The adorable illustrations remind me of Richard Scarry at times. They are simple and sweet. I really enjoyed this book. " - Andi's Kids Books
"My 6 year old daughter and I read this together. We both loved it. This is a great encouraging read for young children. " - Wanted Readers
Appropriate for ages 4 and up, this picture book features colorful, silly animal-athletes with an upbeat message.
Meet the Author
Following her figure skating victories at the 1992 Winter Olympics and World Championships, Kristi skated professionally for more than a decade. This past year, Kristi Yamaguchi's Friends and Family TV special aired on NBC for the fourth straight year and she was a winner of ABC's Dancing with the Stars. Visit www.kristiyamaguchi.com.
Even at a young age, Tim Bowers's artwork reflected a strong sense of humor and an interest in animals. Prior to illustrating children's books, Tim worked as an artist for Hallmark Cards, helping to launch the popular Shoebox Greetings card line. He has illustrated more than 25 children's books and garnered various awards including the Chicago Public Library's "Best of the Best" list. His artwork has been included in the Society of Illustrators Annual Art Exhibition and the S.I. Humor Exhibition, as well as featured in children's magazines and used on a wide variety of products. Tim lives in Granville, Ohio. Contact him at www.timbowers.com
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