Poppy is a pig who has dreams of being a star on the ice. All of her friends and family encourage her to do so and she gets invited to the World Games. Poppy is nervous to go all the way around the world. When in the Athlete's Village, she is worried that she isn't going to be able to make any new friends nor understand all of the different languages. She quickly befriends a Chinese skater named Li. She meets all kinds of different animals from around the world, sharing their customs and exchanging phrases in their native languages. It's all about being supportive of children's dreams and making friends around the world. The message is, “We all smile in the same language!”
You can feel Kristi's passion for her sport and love for people all around the world in her book. This is one that would go well with my multicultural collection.
The adorable illustrations remind me of Richard Scarry at times. They are simple and sweet.
I received in eARC in exchange for my honest review.