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If you and your little ones enjoyed reading Kristi Yamaguchi’s debut children’s picture book, Dream Big, Little Pig, then get ready to cozy up before bed with a new adventure for the adorable Poppy the Pig as she continues her ice skating escapades in Kristi’s forthcoming sequel, It’s a Big World, Little Pig!

It’s a Big World, Little Pig! follows the precocious Poppy as she travels to Paris to compete in the World Games. At first, Poppy is nervous about meeting so many new people in a new place. But, ever courageous and supported by her family (and best friend Emma, too!), Poppy begins to realize that although these animals look different, act different, and are from different places, they are all the same at heart. They all smile in the same language!

Like the first book in the series, It’s a Big World, Little Pig! is a beautifully illustrated book with an important message, and your children will love to read this one over and over again with Mom or Dad! Hitting bookstores on March 6th, 2012, It’s a Big World, Little Pig! is a must-read this Spring!

To learn more, or to order, visit www.kristiyamaguchi.com.

*Company generously provided a review copy and cover image for this piece.*

The new adventure-filled, inspiring children’s book, Dream Big, Little Pig!, is making its’ debut in March 2011! Written by Olympic Gold Medalist and Dancing with the Stars Champion Kristi Yamaguchi, this delightful story reminds us all to believe in our abilities and go after our dreams. Now a mom, Kristi Yamaguchi has written an incredible story that kids (and adults) will love to read again and again, and the illustrations are just gorgeous! You will be cheering little Poppy the Pig on as she dons a pair of skates – who says pigs can’t ice skate?!

What is the premise of Dream Big, Little Pig?

Poppy the Pig has big dreams—lots of them! But following her dreams isn’t always easy, and whenever Poppy thinks it might be time to give up, her family reminds her to “Dream Big!” While on a “pig’s day out,” she has so much fun ice skating that she doesn’t even notice those around her who think pigs can’t skate…and without even knowing it, she achieves her dream while doing something she loves! In this funny and inspiring tale that’s perfect for family read-alouds, Poppy realizes she can succeed at anything as long as she believes in herself and has fun doing it!

Dream Big, Little Pig! (ISBN: 9781402252754; Sourcebooks Jabberwocky; March 2011; $16.99 U.S.; Juvenile Fiction/Picture Book; Hardcover)

About the Author

Kristi Yamaguchi is an Olympic gold medalist and world champion who knows about dreaming big. The motto “Always Dream” serves as Kristi’s personal inspiration, as well as the name of her charitable foundation for children. This philosophy has contributed to Kristi’s success on and off the ice, and she aspires to instill it in the hearts of children.

For more information, visit www.alwaysdream.org.

*Company generously provided samples and images for this review.*