Monday, February 20, 2012
Children's Book Review: Dream Big Little Pig!
Dream Big Little Pig!
Written by: Kristi Yamaguchi
Illustrated by: Tim Bowers
Published by: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, 2011
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.