Dream Big, Little Pig!
Kristi Yamaguchi, Tim Bowers
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"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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Cataloging-in-Publication data is on file with the publisher. Source of Production: Leo Paper, Heshan City, Guangdong Province, China Date of Production: January 2011 Run Number: 14022 Poppy was a pig. A pot-bellied, waddling, toddling pig. She was a pig with dreams. And she was a pig who dreamed big! She wanted to be a star. Poppy had always dreamed of being a posh prima ballerina. She tried out for Swan Lake, a famous ballet. But Poppy was not graceful. In fact, she was quite
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
your dreams!” said Poppy’s mother. “You go, girl!” said Poppy’s grandparents. “Dream big, pig!” said Emma. “Modeling is just not for you,” said the people in charge of the search. “Try something else!” But Poppy didn’t know what else to try. And as she wandered through New Pork City, she began to wonder if her dreams would really come true. Poppy was about to give up when she heard her mother say, “Just follow your heart. Remember, we love you no matter what.” And
realized it was the most beautiful sight she had ever seen. Her heart danced with joy! Emma saw a twinkle in Poppy’s eye and high-fived her friend. “Dream big, pig!” she cheered. So Poppy waddled and toddled right up to the teacher and said, “I’d like to be a spectacular ice-skating star.” “A pig on ice?” the teacher pondered. “Honey, I don’t know if that’s possible.” “Anything’s possible,” responded Poppy. “I believe in dreaming big!” The teacher shrugged. “As you wish,”