We’re more than a little excited to welcome Olympian and author Kristi Yamaguchi (yes, that Kristi Yamaguchi) to the store on March 10th! She’ll be presenting It’s a Big World, Little Pig!, her second book about Poppy, a little pig with big plans! (The first Poppy book, Dream Big, Little Pig! is on our shelves now.)
Poppy is excited and a little nervous when she is invited to participate in the World Games! Athletes from all over the world will be there to compete. Will she make any friends? Before she leaves, her faithful buddy Emma reminds her that “everyone smiles in the same language!” When Poppy arrives at the World Athlete Village, she quickly learns that Emma is right! A Chinese snowboarder helps her find her way, an Italian skier offers her a spot in the dining hall, and a Japanese figure skater trades valuable fashion know-how with our eager little pig. So when Poppy meets Zoe, a speed skater from Australia who’s nervous and frightened, she’s ready to return the favor. Poppy shares the encouragement she has received from her family and friends: “dream big” and “you go, girl!”
Poppy’s discoveries are great lessons to share with small children about the value of friendship and sportsmanship on and off the rink! And don’t miss your chance to meet Kristi Yamaguchi at Hooray for Books! on Saturday, March 10th at 10:30 am. It’s a Big World, Little Pig! will be released on March 6th, so give us a call to pre-order this delightful story (703-548-4092).