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The Resource It's a big world, little pig!, Kristi Yamaguchi ; illustrated by Tim Bowers

It's a big world, little pig!, Kristi Yamaguchi ; illustrated by Tim Bowers

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It's a big world, little pig!
Title
It's a big world, little pig!
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Kristi Yamaguchi ; illustrated by Tim Bowers
Title variation
  • It is a big world, little pig!
  • Its a big world, little pig!
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Language
eng
Summary
Poppy's big dreams lead her to Paris for the world games ice skating championship. Nervous but ever courageous and supported by her family she embarks upon the adventure head-on. Poppy meets a snowboarding panda, a Maltese who skies, and two fellow skaters, a crane and a Kangaroo. She begins to realize that although these animals look different, act different, and are from different places, they are all the same at heart
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Review
  • Preschool-Grade 1 Poppy Pig, who followed her dreams in Dream Big, Little Pig (2010), is now heading to Paris for an ice-skating competition. There’s not much tension here. Poppy is nervous at first, but after meeting a snowboarding panda from China, sharing pizza with an Italian skiing dog, and bonding over costumes with an ice-skating crane from Japan, Poppy realizes that a welcoming smile and interest in a new acquaintance go a long way toward forging friendships. Bowers’ enthusiastic art plays to the potential in each spread. The glittery cover will draw readers, and positive Poppy will both delight and encourage. -- Cooper, Ilene (Reviewed 07-01-2012) (Booklist, vol 108, number 21)
  • PreS-K — A sequel to the author's Dream Big, Little Pig (Sourcebooks, 2011), this book has Poppy following her dreams by skating at a world competition, even though it is pretty scary to travel so far from home. However, the irrepressible porker perseveres, goes to Paris, makes new friends in the World Athlete Village, and, eventually, skates her best. Accompanied by cheerful illustrations of Poppy happily skating and interacting with her friends from other countries, the book emphasizes the intangible rewards of taking on challenges and learning about the world rather than winning (there are no trophies in sight and readers are merely told that Poppy "skated from her heart"). Although not an essential purchase, the book has a timely topic, and its intrepid heroine makes it particularly attractive to youngsters.—Judith Constantinides, formerly at East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library, LA --Judith Constantinides (Reviewed May 1, 2012) (School Library Journal, vol 58, issue 05, p84)
  • Poppy the pig, the figure-skating star of 2011’s Dream Big, Little Pig!, is headed to Paris for the World Games and worried about being so far from home. Poppy’s family and friends offer encouragement before she leaves (“emember that everyone smiles in the same language”), and, sure enough, Poppy makes friends easily upon her arrival. The heroine’s parents materialize out of nowhere after Poppy’s skating routine, negating the sense of accomplishment and independence that had been building. Bowers’s cartoons are warm and buoyant, yet the alignment of certain animals (panda, crane, kangaroo) with certain countries (China, Japan, Australia) draws unfortunate attention to the fact that Poppy, the U.S. representative, is a pig. Ages 4–up. Illustrator’s agent: Rubin Pfeffer, East West Literary Agency. (Apr.) --Staff (Reviewed March 12, 2012) (Publishers Weekly, vol 259, issue 11, p)
  • (The following is a combined review for IT&#39 and S A BIG WORLD, LITTLE PIG!)An invitation to the "World Games" leads to international friendships for the porky little skating star introduced in Dream Big, Little Pig (2011). Though Paris is far away from New Pork City, little Poppy quickly loses her initial anxiety at being among strangers from many countries. As her BF Emma puts it: "everyone smiles in the same language!" In no time, she's hooked up with a snowboarder from China ("Ni hao") and found common ground with an Italian skier in the music of Poochini ("Buona fortuna!"). She discusses costume design with a fellow skater from Japan ("Ganbatte kudasai"), then gives a nervous Aussie speed skater a pep talk (parting with a "hooroo!"). Promoting the proper air of bright bonhomie, Bowers dresses a diverse cast of happy-looking, big-headed animals in sportswear or casual clothing and leaves the airy backgrounds either blank or lightly traced with arabesques and swooping curves. Finally, having "skated from her heart" in the competition, Poppy joins her proud parents for a week of French food (laying off the charcuterie, one hopes), sightseeing and sending postcards. It's another sweet confection, with nary a mention of winning or losing--for those who like their international encounters on the bland side. (Picture book. 6-8)(Kirkus Reviews, February 15, 2012)
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10107156
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BTCTA
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Yamaguchi, Kristi
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • -1
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Bowers, Tim
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True
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  • Swine
  • Animals
  • Skating
  • Multiculturalism
Target audience
juvenile
Label
It's a big world, little pig!, Kristi Yamaguchi ; illustrated by Tim Bowers
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
1 v. (unpaged)
Isbn
9781402266447
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)747529286
Label
It's a big world, little pig!, Kristi Yamaguchi ; illustrated by Tim Bowers
Publication
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
1 v. (unpaged)
Isbn
9781402266447
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)747529286

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