Dream Big, Little Pig by Kristi Yamaguchi Review & Giveaway ENDED

I do not do many book reviews here at Jabbering Jessi.  I simply do not have the time to sit down and read a book in a timely enough manner that I would get the review posted before the book is archived somewhere my family keeps me way too busy.  Childrens books we sometimes take but we have soooo many that they overtake the house so the book really has to speak to me in order for me to have the drive to accept for review.

Recently I was asked if I wanted to review the book Dream Big, Little Pig by Kristi Yamaguchi.  I looked over the information sent and agreed to review it for Maddisyn.  I love the message that it sends out and the little pig is beyond adorable so that was a driving force behind my acceptance as well.

Dream Big, Little Pig is about a pig named Poppy who dreams big.  She tries to be a dancer, singer and model but does not achieve those goals.  Each step of the way though her parents, grandparents and best friend are cheering her along.  In the end Poppy does find an activity she is awesome at despite being told that she would probably not succeed.  She tries and fails but instead of accepting failure she continues to try until she does succeed and becomes awesome at it.

I love the message this books puts out because it teaches our children that you do not have to be the best at everything, just be the best that you can be and you will be loved no matter the result.

This book was written by figure skating superstar Kristi Yamaguchi for her two daughters.  For those of you that may not be aware Kristi Yamaguchi is an Olympic gold medalist and world champion who knows about dreaming big.  The motto in the book “always dream” serves as her personal inspiration and is also the name of her charitable foundation for Children.

Dream Big, Little Pig is now available in stores as a hardcover picture book for the price of $16.99. Dream Big, Little Pig! is also available on Amazon.com.  A portion of the proceeds from the book will benefit the Always Dream Foundation.  For more information please visit http://www.alwaysdream.org.

One of my lucky readers is going to win a copy of Dream Pig, Little Pig for themselves.

This giveaway is open US & Canada.
Ends April 11, 2011 @ 11:59 PM EST
(Winners will have 24 hours to respond to my email before I choose a new winner)

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  1. Lisa says:

    I dreamt big to become a teacher and I did just that. I have been teaching 10 years and love every second of it. I’d love to add this book to my classroom library.

  2. Lisa says:

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  3. Lisa says:

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  4. Lisa says:

    I am a fan/like your page on Facebook under Berksgirl Lisa.

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  5. Amber says:

    I dreamed big when I took out a lot of loans to go to the college of my dreams

  6. Amber says:

    I follow your blog publicly with google friend connect

  7. Amber says:

    I like you on Facebook – my FB name is Amanda Moore

  8. Amber says:

    I follow you on Twitter, I’m @AmberGoo, and tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/AmberGoo/status/53073605826850816

  9. Marj M. says:

    I dreamed of having my own business in welding and I did that for several years.

  10. Marj M. says:

    I entered Photoweavers Photo Blanket giveaway.

  11. Marj M. says:

    I entered Fellowes P-12C Paper Shredder giveaway.

  12. Pamalot says:

    When I was a little girl I dreamed about being a teacher and now finally I am working in a kindergarten classrooom.

  13. Pamalot says:

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  14. Pamalot says:

    I like jabbering jessi on facebook

  15. Debbie Welchert says:

    I never thought we would own our own house but our dream came true and we are living our dream.

  16. Debbie Welchert says:

    I follow you via GFC.

  17. Debbie Welchert says:

    Jabbering Jessi Facebook fan/Debbie Welchert

  18. Debbie Welchert says:

    I follow you on Twitter and tweeted giveaway. http://twitter.com/#!/flipper211/status/53325556372090880

  19. Josefine says:

    I dreamed of going to live in Hawaii after college – didn’t do it!

  20. angela m says:

    i dreamed of getting married and having kids.
    It will our 5 year anniversary this september and we have two beautiful daughters

  21. angela m says:

    i follow you with gfc (flower_child_23)

  22. angela m says:

    Liked Jabbering Jessi on Facebook
    angela m

  23. angela m says:

    i follow you on twitter (@flower_child_23) and tweeted

  24. Maria Malaveci says:

    I use to dream about owning my own bakery….! I love to bake.


  25. Maria Malaveci says:

    Follow Jabbering Jessi using Google Friend


  26. Maria Malaveci says:

    Like Jabbering Jessi on Facebook


  27. Maria Malaveci says:


    Following you on Twitter, and tweeted about the giveaway


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  30. nan says:

    for me it was getting my drivers license cause my folks didn’t want to teach me
    nannypanpan at sbcglobal.net

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  32. nan says:

    entered happy easter store

  33. Trisha Lynn says:

    I used to always dream of being a gymnastic!

  34. Trisha Lynn says:

    I folow on google friend!

  35. Trisha Lynn says:

    I like you on FB!

  36. mframe says:

    I always wanted to be a special education teacher and this year I finally got my first teaching job. I love it!

  37. mframe says:

    I Follow Jabbering Jessi using Google Friend- mframe00

  38. mframe says:

    I Like Jabbering Jessi on Facebook- Michelle Frame

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    daily tweet

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  47. Jason says:

    I( have dreamt to be a professional fisherman (I know that sounds like a oxymoron) But who doesn’t love to fish! I am still working though!


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  49. Marci says:

    I wanted to be a fashion designer…..I never did do it, but it’s still in my heart.

  50. Marci says:

    Follow with GFC!