Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Dream Big, Little Pig

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Book Review - Dream Big, Little Pig

About the Book
It’s a Big World, Little Pig! follows 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!

About the Author/Illustrator
Kristi Yamaguchi is an Olympic gold medalist and world champion whose motto, “Always Dream,” serves as her 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.

Following her figure skating victories at the 1992 Winter Olympics and World Championships, Kristi embarked on a successful professional career that went nonstop for more than a decade. In 2008, Kristi became the first woman since the debut season to claim the trophy on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. For more information, visit

Tim Bowers has illustrated more than 25 children’s books and garnered various awards including the Chicago Public Library’s “Best of the Best” list. Prior to illustrating children’s books, Bowers worked as an artist for Hallmark Cards, helping to launch the popular Shoebox Greetings card line. Visit him at

My Take on the Book
Poppy is such a great character, full of little pig with BIG dreams. What I liked about the book was that not only did it have a strong plot, but also very beautiful images. The book shows kids that they need to be determined and willing to keep trying things until they find the thing that they are good at and not merely giving up. I read this book to my daughters the other night and ever since they have been asking me to read it over and over again. I have to say as a parent I have no problem with this as the messages contained within are ones that I want my daughters to learn and to live on a daily basis. This was a great book that I highly recommend!

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