Dream Big, Little Pig!

Dream Big, Little Pig!

Kristi Yamaguchi, Tim Bowers

Language: English

Pages: 32

ISBN: 1402252757

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

New York Times Bestseller!

"Follow your
"You go, Girl!"
"Dream Big, pig!"

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!

Kristi Yamaguchi is an ice-skating Olympic gold medalist and world champion who knows how to make dreams come true. Through her picture book debut, Kristi inspires children of all ages to dream big!

Kristi Yamaguchi is an Olympic figure skating champion and winner of Dancing With the Stars. Her motto "Always Dream" contributed to her success on and off the ice and is one that she aspires to instill in the hearts of children. Kristi currently lives in the San Francisco Bay area with her husband and their two young daughters.

Tim Bowers has always had a love for animals. In fact, he enjoyed spending time at his grandparents' home visiting their furry friends, which at one time, included a pet pig named Porky! Tim has illustrated more than twenty-five children's books and received numerous awards for his delightfully sweet and silly illustrations. He often visits schools to promote literacy and to share his experience and love for illustrating children's books. Tim Bowers lives in Ohio with his wife. Visit him at www.timbowers.com

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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!” So Poppy tried out for Singing Stars, a popular chorus competition. She had always dreamed of being a soulful singer. But Poppy sang off-key.

And to be honest, she couldn’t really carry a tune. “Follow your dreams!” said Poppy’s mother. “You go, girl!” said Poppy’s grandparents. “Dream big, pig!” said Emma. “Singing is just not for you,” said the people in charge of the competition. “Try something else!” So Poppy tried out for Supermodel Search. She had always dreamed of being a big-time splashy supermodel. But Poppy was not very glitzy or glittery, and she even tripped on her fancy gown. “Follow

she said. “We’ll see if the pig’s got pizzazz.” Poppy laced up her skates. She slipped and slid all over the ice. She fell. But, this time… …Poppy got up. Over and over and over, she shuffled and stumbled and fumbled and fell. But by the time the rink closed for the night, Poppy was skating more than she was falling. And it felt like…magic! Poppy returned to the rink the very next day. Her cheeks were pink with winter wind and excitement. She was so happy gliding

and sliding and tumbling and bumbling on the ice, she didn’t even notice that she wasn’t perfect. And nobody else did either. Now, a most persistent pig, Poppy learned to twirl and swirl and to do dips and lunges and splits. Poppy learned to do jumps and spirals and lifts. Before she knew it, more and more skaters stopped to watch Poppy practice—she was quite a sight! She even had her picture on the front page of the newspaper. Poppy felt like a star! Some of her fans made T-shirts that

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