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It's a Big World, Little Pig! Hardcover – March 6, 2012
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"My 7 year old daughter wanted to read it as soon as she saw this book. The illustrations are fun in the bright colors that she loves; they make the reader smile right along with Poppy." - Jendi's Journal
"Here are my 6 year old niece's thoughts: It was good. I liked the book. I liked how she didn't get nervous and made friends. I liked that she got to see her parents. And they got to go all over Paris - and see the Eiffel Tower (that was very cool)." - Jennifer's Reviews
"Another sweet confection..." - Kirkus
"A delightful tale of perseverance. I shared this with my two daughters, 4 and 7, and they thoroughly enjoyed the story." - Linda Sawyer
"I read this book to my daughters the other night and ever since they have been asking me to read it over and over again. I have to say as a parent I have no problem with this as the messages contained within are ones that I want my daughters to learn and to live on a daily basis. This was a great book that I highly recommend!" - Dad of Divas
" Her new book is as expected equally adorable to her first book...Classy Mommy Approved!" - Classy Mommy
"This ranks as one of the best kids book I've read in a long time. There are just so many great messages in It's a Big World, Little Pig! I can definitely see Kristi channeling some of her own personal experiences into this book." - Lisa Reviews
"Sounds so cute! And the best part is that 100% of the proceeds from the book will benefit early childhood literacy programs supported by Kristi's "Always Dream" Foundation.
Very, very impressive." - Perezitos
"It seems like wherever Poppy goes though, she seems to inspire everyone!!" - OKC Mommy
About the Author
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
Top Customer Reviews
Most of all, "It's a Big World, Little Pig!" is a fun read. The illustrations are bright and bold, and all of the characters have great personality.
The thing I like most about this book is the author, Kristi Yamaguchi, does not focus on winning (they actually never tell you who won); but focuses on family being proud of her for following her dreams (whatever that may be), and the whole experience of the adventure! Whether you like ice skating or not...girl or boy, no matter what nationality...we all smile in the same language.
"It's a big world, little pig, but remember that everyone smiles in the same language!" - Poppy's friend, Emma.
I very much enjoyed this book, perfect for girl or boy, 2 and up.
I received this book from the publisher and no other compensation was given, opinions (good or bad) are my own.
With my confession made this story was really adorable with Little Pig venturing off to a new country to compete in the ice skating competitions. She was very excited and scared all at once but she had big dreams and didn't let her fear hold her back.
The underlying meaning I got from the story was to follow your dreams and don't let fear hold you back!
“Paris was far away from Poppy's home in New Pork city. Poppy was excited to see new places, but she was scared about being so far from home.”
Once Poppy arrived she began to make new friends from all around the world. She remembered the advice of her best friend Emma. She told her, “everyone smiles in the same language!”
Poppy is a pig who has dreams of being a star on the ice. All of her friends and family encourage her to do so and she gets invited to the World Games. Poppy is nervous to go all the way around the world. When in the Athlete's Village, she is worried that she isn't going to be able to make any new friends nor understand all of the different languages. She quickly befriends a Chinese skater named Li. She meets all kinds of different animals from around the world, sharing their customs and exchanging phrases in their native languages. It's all about being supportive of children's dreams and making friends around the world. The message is, "We all smile in the same language!"
You can feel Kristi's passion for her sport and love for people all around the world in her book. This is one that would go well with my multicultural collection.
The adorable illustrations remind me of Richard Scarry at times. They are simple and sweet. I really liked it.
I was provided with an eARC of this book in exchange for my honest review.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Sequel to "Dream Big, Little Pig" follows self-absorbed figure skating pig to Paris for figure skating championships. Read morePublished 21 months ago by TWong
this book is beautifully illustrated and very cute book to read to my 6month old daughter, she just stares at the color and pictures in awePublished on April 10, 2013 by Ms Jessica Leigh
Twas a gift for a little girl...I loved it..and so did she!
Story and illustrations were delightful and fun.
Kristie writes a great, positive book. My daughter loves her new book about the ice skating little pig!! Cute pictures too!Published on January 20, 2013 by Amazon Customer
this book was a delight to read to both of my granddaughters ages 4 & 7
also to explain some of what the olympics are about
Kristi Yamaguchi is an inspiration for young... Read more
I bought her two books online last week, one was a gift for a 2 year old.
Buy it here and not at the booksigning, she charged $20. Read more