Dream Big, Little Pig!
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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read “FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS!” Others wore hats that said “DREAM BIG, PIG!” And tote bags declared “YOU GO, GIRL!” Poppy’s dreams had come true! Time went by, but Poppy didn’t stop dreaming. One day, she decided to be a pilot. She wanted to parachute and be the first sky-diving pig. “When pigs fly!” said the other pilots. But they did not know Poppy. She was a pig who dreamed big.
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
her grandparents cheer, “We’re your biggest fans!” And her best friend, Emma, squeal, “We’re here for you!” Poppy smiled. She knew just what to do! When Poppy thought about all the things she truly loved—her friends and family were at the top of the list! So, the next day, Poppy invited Emma for a “pig’s day out” in the park. While giggling and strolling along, they spotted an ice rink. Poppy and Emma watched the skaters skimming and spinning, swooping and swizzling on the ice. Poppy
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,”