Inspire kids of all ages to never give up and always dream big with Dream Big Little Pig, the New York Times bestselling ice skating picture book from Olympic gold medalist Kristi Yamaguchi!
Poppy is a waddling, toddling pig with big dreams. She wants to be a star! But she soon discovers that's not as easy as it sounds. It's only when Poppy feels the magic of gliding and sliding, swirling and twirling on ice that our most persistent pig truly believes in herself: Poppy, star of the rink!
"You go, Girl!"
"Dream Big, pig!"
Dream Big Little Pig is the perfect book to inspire little girls with big dreams, and makes a wonderful ice skating gift for girls.
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
Tim Bowers has illustrated more than 25 children's books and has appeared on 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. Tim lives in Granville, Ohio. Contact him at www.timbowers.com
Read an Excerpt
Poppy was a pig.
A pot-bellied, waddling, toddling pig. She was a pig with dreams. And she was a pig who dreamed big! She wanted to be a star. Poppy had always dreamed of being a posh prima ballerina. She tried out for Swan Lake, a famous ballet. But Poppy was not graceful. In fact, she was quite clumsy. "Follow your dreams!" said Poppy's mother, who loved her no matter what. "You go, girl!" said Poppy's grandparents, who were her biggest fans. "Dream big, pig!" said Poppy's best friend, Emma, who was always there for her. "Dancing is just not for you," said the people in charge of the ballet. "Try something else!"
What People are Saying About This
From the Publisher
"A beautiful book with a great message...The illustrations are lovelybright and colorful." - What is Bridget Reading?
"The writing is perfect for reading aloud to one child or a room full and is the newest addition and current favorite on our bookshelf. " - The Mommy Blog
"Illustrator Tim Bowers provides the cutesy pink frou frou, and Yamaguchi, whose successful stint on "Dancing with the Stars" proves her own vocational versatility, takes on a new career herself as picture book author." - Books For Kids Blog
"Poppy the Pig learns that persistence pays off when following your dreams in this debut picture book from Olympic figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi...The book's cover features a glittery pink and purple ice-skating pig. Despite the girlie colors, the humor of the drawings and Poppy's determined spirit should appeal to boys as well as girls. " - San Diego Union Tribune
"My five year-old and I enjoyed reading this story about Poppy together a couple of times. I think she even read it to herself at least once. I love how Kristi Yamaguchi has characters that encourage Poppy to chase her dreams. It's what every child, and especially every young girl needs to hear. " - A Book a Day
"If I have to give some boost for my child to dream big, I will reach for this book. This was an easy to read, fun and thought provoking story. " - Toddler Tales by Mommy
"As the book says, a little pig's dreams can never be too big, and Poppy found that with hard work and not giving up you can reach your dreams. What a positive message, especially for little girls!" - Momma's Bacon