Monday, February 20, 2012

Children's Book Review: Dream Big Little Pig!

Dream Big, Little Pig!

Dream Big Little Pig!
Written by: Kristi Yamaguchi
Illustrated by: Tim Bowers
Published by: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, 2011
32 pages

Olympic medalist Yamaguchi pens an inspiring tale about a little pig who won't give up on pursuing her dreams. Full color.

* This story is about Poppy, a pig, who wants to be a star.  Unfortunately, she has a difficult time finding something that she's good at.  With the support of her parents and best friend, Emma, Poppy becomes an ice-skating star.  Of course, that's what we'd expect when the author is Olympic gold medalist ice-skater, Kristi Yamaguchi!  The glittery pink and purple cover was appealing to my daughter.  While I like the idea of dreaming big and working hard to make your dreams come true, I didn't particulary like that Poppy first tried being a dancer, singer, and a model.  Or the fact that she tried each once and then was told by the people in charge that she should "try something else." 

Family Rating: So-so.

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