Saturday, February 18, 2012

Book review: It's a Big World, Little Pig

In a bit of fabulous timing, a new book arrived at my home for my kids this week, and their Nana, who loves to read books, happens to be visiting! So after I opened the package, I passed off the new book, It's a Big World, Little Pig to my mom and story time began. And the book was a hit with everyone! Here's a bit about this book, from a press release that I received:

It’s a Big World, Little Pig! follows Poppy as she travels to Paris to compete in the World Games. At first, Poppy is nervous about meeting so many new people in a new place. But, ever courageous and supported by her family (and best friend Emma, too!), Poppy begins to realize that although these animals look different, act different, and are from different places, they are all the same at heart. They all smile in the same language!
It's a Big World, Little Pig is written by figure skating legend Kristi Yamaguchi and 100% of her profits from the book will benefit early childhood literacy programs supported by her Always Dream Foundation.

My mom is a librarian and used to focus on children's literature, so she's an expert on kids' books, and both she and my kids thought the book was great.  I read through it myself and wholeheartedly agreed with them. We all liked the great illustrations of Poppy the Pig and her new friends.  The illustrations and text work together nicely to bring Poppy's adventures to life.  We also really liked the multi-cultural aspect of the story and the fact that it introduces kids to a few new words in other languages.  This is definitely a book that we'll be happy to read again!

It's a Big World, Little Pig will be available on March 6, 2012 in hardcover.  Visit this link for more information.

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book to review for myself. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions posted here are mine and mine alone.