Dream Big, Little Pig! (... Little Pig! #1)
"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!
When I was a kid, I was OBSESSED with figure skating. I saw a show once, with Nancy Kerrigan and Oksana Biul, when the skaters came to town, and I was hooked. So when I saw that Kristi Yamaguchi had written a children's book, I HAD to give it a chance. Surely there would be some strange things I could learn from this book, right?
So, the main character is a little pig and everyone tells her to dream big. Hence the title, no ...more
It's probably not fair to Kristi Yamaguchi that I just read When I Grow Up by Al Yankovic, whose book was filled with dozens of fun, wacky and silly ideas for jobs. Poppy set her sights on 1) ballerina, 2) singer and 3) supermodel.
OK. It probably doesn't help that I'm also reading Cinderella Ate My Daughter by Peggy Orenstein, who does a brilliant job of showing how the "princess culture" ...more
Cute enough little story about a pig who has many big dreams but lacks the talent (or confidence) to pursue many of them. When she finally falls in love with a sport that she loves, she has the determination to see it through and to learn to look past naysayers. Nothing remarkably fabulous here in the writing style or illustrations, but it's cute and entertaining and has a good message. Yamaguchi thanks her co-writer in her acknowledgement section, which is nice, and it's probably one o ...more
As most of you know, The Poo is a very active girl. She is also very bright and catches on to things quickly. She runs and plays all day and I do what I can to encourage that. We go fly our kites when the weather is nice or play baseball or kickball if there is no breeze. We go to the city park or walk to Lynette's house. Sometimes however, I want for her to be still and get some rest. Bedtime can be a hassle around here so we got into the routine of you have 30 mi ...more
The word choice in this book ma ...more
As the book continues you will see her do all kinds of things, from dancing to modelling, but sadly well her dreams get shattered left and right and I just felt so sorry for our little MC. Everyone was cheering for her (well, her family was), and I thought she deserved to find her place, to find something she could be famous and awesome at.
When we get to the last part, with the rink, I knew immediately th ...more
I believe this book is great for young readers! It teaches kids to keep trying their best and they will find their way. ...more
This book was written by Kristi Yamaguchi, the famous Olympic figure ice skating champion. In this story she shares her motto "Always Dream". The main character of the book is a little pig that tries different things and finds she is not good at ballet, singing, being a supermodel and others. Finally she learns to ice-skate and "follows her dream ...more
Poppy Pig has a lovely supportive family who encourage her to follow her dreams no matter how big they are. Poppy gets knocked back for not having any natural talent in the areas she dreams of, but by the end, she finds something that she works at and improves at as well as enjoys.
It is a lovely moral for kids, and is refreshing as Poppy must work for her success, and is ...more
She first tries becoming a ballerina, but that fails miserably because she has no grace. Poppy then tries singing, but she honestly cannot carry a tune, so that doesn't work either. Poppy tries her hand at a few other activities until she finds her calling. Throughout Poppy's f ...more
This is a story revolves around an inspiring little pig named Poppy who has BIG dreams. She explores multiple activities and through the encouragement of her support group (her family and best friend) she discovers her talent for ice skating.
The Illustrations are geared towards young girls by using feminine color, sparkles, and the main character explores generalized women roles. Not only is this book inspiring, but is uplifting for y ...more
Cara C W., Spring 15
This is a story about a little inspiring pig. This book is great to share with children trying to find what they can do. The story follows Poppy the Pig Trying to find her niche.
I felt it was an uplifting story that tells the tale of persistence. I felt like the book emphasizes the importance of support groups and positive reinforcement.
I really enjoyed the the storyline and it was easy to follow. Ms. Yamaguc ...more
The projection of positive energy that she radiates has manifested into this adorable children's book about the importance of perseverance and finding your dreams.
This is not the story of a little pig who practices really hard and wins a gold medal in the Olympics (which is I'm sure what everyone assumes before they pick th ...more
What I thought: A beautiful book with a great message. Poppy is an endearing character. I like her determination and spunk. The support she receives from her family and best friend Emma is great. I was pleased when Poppy finally found her niche. The i ...more
Having a dream with hope and perseverance is so important and so is believing in yourself. This book has it all and I know my daughters will love it and hopefully learn from it for years to come.
*Thanks to Sourcebooks ...more