Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Dream Big, Little Pig: A New Picture Book by Kristi Yamaguchi- Review and Giveaway


As an Olympic figure skating superstar, Kristi Yamaguchi knows about dreaming big. The motto “Always Dream” serves as Kristi’s personal inspiration and this philosophy has contributed to Kristi’s success on and off the ice.


In her new children's picture book, Dream Big, Little Pig!, Kristi inspires young ones to follow their dreams and not be discouraged even when they fail.

Book Synopsis:

Poppy the Pig has big dreams—lots of them! But following her dreams isn’t always easy, and whenever Poppy thinks it might be time to give up, her family reminds her to “Dream Big!” While on a “pig’s day out,” she has so much fun ice skating that she doesn’t even notice those around her who think pigs can’t skate…and without even knowing it, she achieves her dream while doing something she loves! In this funny and inspiring tale that’s perfect for family read-alouds, Poppy realizes she can succeed at anything as long as she believes in herself and has fun doing it!

I read this to my boys and even though my five year old commented that it's "only for girls!", the book has a fantastic story and they were entertained with the funny characters. It reminded me of the cliché, "Try and try until you succeed". This book teaches young children to try new things, to keep believing in themselves and to keep trying until they find something they love to do.

Highly recommended for kids ages 4-8. Now available at Amazon and at your leading book retailers.

*BOOK GIVEAWAY!

One of you, lucky Hip Mama's Place reader, will win a copy of the book Dream Big, Little Pig by Kristi Yamaguchi!


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*Hip Mama's Place Disclosure: “My reviews and opinions are 100% my own. Sourcebooks provided me copies of the book mentioned on this post to facilitate this review and giveaway".

About the Author: Jocelyn Cañasa-Brown is a working mom of two boys and is a recognized blogger and mom influencer in the Washington, DC area. In her spare time, she designs and creates her own handmade jewelry, maintains her jewelry store on Etsy and is an active moms group organizer and leader both online and offline. Hip Mama's Place was nominated for Parents' Picks 2010 Best Parenting Blogs and named one of the Highest Rated Blogs and Sites on Nickelodeon ParentsConnect for the Washington, DC area. Follow Jocelyn on Twitter and/or Facebook.

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