Monday, February 20, 2012
It's a Big World, Little Pig by Kristi Yamaguchi
Who can forget Kristi Yamaguchi floating across the ice in figure skating competition? She has innate grace and is a beautiful woman. And her main character in this picture book is a little pig who can also skate...
Sourcebooks Jabberwocky and Net Galley allowed me to download an ebook of this story for review (thank you). It will be available to purchase on the first of March, so add it to your TBR list.
The little pig is cute and loves to dress up and skate. She does well enough to qualify for the World Games, but she's not sure she wants to go that far away. Her parents encourage her and tell her to "dream big". Poppy gets brave enough to go on.
This is a well written story that shows young ones how to overcome their fright when learning to make new friends and going to competition. The illustrations are fun and Tim Bowers has a talent for making his animals likeable.
I think Ms. Yamaguchi is sharing some of thing she felt when she went to the Olympics in this story. Why not share this story with your little one and then show them some of Kristi's figure skating? Let your little one dream big, too!