For Trendy Tuesday, I decided to review “It’s a Big World, Little Pig!” written by Kristi Yamaguchi and illustrated by Tim Powers, because I had recently heard great reviews of it! It is definitely a more recent book, published in 2012 by Sourcebooks Jabberwocky. After reading it, I was so endeared by the message of diversity it sent – especially from such an inspiring author!
The book is about a talented, hard-working little pig named Poppy, who is competing in the World Games ice-skating championship in Paris. While she is nervous for her new adventure, she has a great support system that rallies around her. On her travels, she meets new competitors from different places. Her biggest accomplishment is learning that no matter how different her new friends seem, they all have so much in common on the inside!
While diversity is not considered ‘trendy’, it has become a topic that people are increasingly more aware of! I think Kristi Yamaguchi is such an incredible athlete that so many kids look up to, and I think the message she tries to send in this sweet book is just as admirable. Everyone smiles in the same language!