Did you know that Kristi Yamaguchi, America’s favorite world-class figure skating champion, has recently written two children’s books? Who knew, right?
First came Dream Big, Little Pig! in 2011, telling the story of Poppy the Pig and her journey to success to never give up and keep on dreaming.
Kristi’s second book about Poppy, It’s a Big World, Little Pig!, was just released yesterday! In this story, Poppy receives an invitation to the World Games ice skating championships in Paris, but she is nervous about the big trip!
Illustrated by Tim Bowers, the message is clear. Yamaguchi does a fine job reminding children around the globe that even though we may all come from different backgrounds and different parts of the world speaking many different languages, we are all the same at heart. We all smile in the same langauge! I could totally relate to Poppy, as I look back on my first blogging conference, held a few weeks ago in Nashville, TN. While at Blissdom, us bloggers had to do remember the same important message that Poppy tells in this delightful children’s book ~
- Smiles go far and friendships can be made, no matter where you are.
- Take risks.
- Be kind.
- Be confident.