Calling all skaters and dreamers! Olympic gold medalist Kristi Yamaguchi will talk to fans and share her new picture book IT’S A BIG WORLD, LITTLE PIG! featuring Poppy the Pig and her latest adventure at the World Games ice-skating championship in Paris! Kristi will be at Wellesley Books, located at 82 Central Street in Wellesley, on March 9th at 4:00 PM to read from her new book, answer questions from readers and fans, and sign copies of her books. An athlete, artist, author, philanthropist, and world champion, Kristi is an inspiration to young people looking to pursue their dreams on and off the ice! 

TICKETING: Tickets cost $5 and may be used as a $5 coupon towards the purchase of DREAM BIG, LITTLE PIG or IT’S A BIG WORLD, LITTLE PIG! Only one coupon is applicable per book purchase. 

Seating is limited. To reserve your ticket(s) please call Wellesley Books at 781.431.1160. Tickets are non-refundable and at 3:55 pm on the day of the event, unfilled seats will go to those in the standby line. All tickets will be held at Wellesley Books and may be picked up at any time prior to the event or at the event itself. 


IT’S A BIG WORLD, LITTLE PIG! once again features the adorable Poppy the Pig, who has a new adventure in store for her: the World Games ice-skating championship in Paris! Poppy is nervous about meeting so many new people in a new place – but, ever-courageous and supported by her family and friends, Poppy embarks upon this exciting adventure with gusto. She meets a snowboarding panda, a Maltese who skis, and two fellow skaters, a crane and a kangaroo. 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! 


Kristi Yamaguchi is an Olympic figure skating champion and winner of Dancing With the Stars. Her motto “Always Dream” contributed to her success on and off the ice and is one that she aspires to instill in the hearts of children. Her first picture book, DREAM BIG, LITTLE PIG, debuted at #2 on the New York Times bestseller list in 2011.