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.