Sudipta Quallen's spirited rhyming text, Sarah Dillard's cheerful illustrations, and an adorable little pig will capture children's hearts and engage their minds.
Poppy dreams of high-wires, daring acrobatics, and Big Top fame. "I'll be a star in no time!" she cries, after practicing her stunts on fences and railings. But when she fearlessly balances on the tightrope at Zig E. Zailey's Super Show, the unexpected happens: Poppy drops and plops...and flees in shame. Will Poppy ascend to the heights of success? Or will she head home, tail between her legs? Thanks to the fun text and circus-colorful pictures, youngsters will have a great time learning to follow their dreams--even when at first they don't succeed.
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PreSchool-Grade 2–This winning story of a pig with a dream comes alive in tidy four- and five-line verses composed mostly of one- and two-syllable words. Poppy yearns to conquer the high wire, so when Zig E. Zailey holds an open call for new talent, she seizes the day. A circus dog,/now that is fine./But have you heard/of circus swine? the omniscient narrator muses in an engaging aside. While comparisons to Ian Falconers Olivia and her foray under the big top are inevitable, Poppy is her own pig, and the similarities are few. Dillards cheery illustrations follow her from her sunny meadow to the bright, friendly circus tent that becomes her home. Purchase a duplicate for storytime shelves; this easy, accessible crowd-pleaser will leave everyone smiling.–Catherine Threadgill, Charleston County Public Library, SC
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Book Description Sterling, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Sarah Dillard (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M140272411X
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