Small Florence, Piggy Pop Star!

32p. 978-0-80757-455-3.
PreS-Gr 2 Florence dreams of performing for adoring fans. However, when she tries to sing in front of her big sisters, all that comes out is a pathetic, tiny squeak. Her siblings laugh and tease her, but Florence never stops believing in herself. When a talent show not unlike "American Idol" comes to town, Florence wants to sing with her sisters. Of course they say no. On the night of the big show, they get stage fright, and the piglet has her chance to steal the show and share her hidden talent with all. Alexander's illustrations are full of pinks and yellows that will appeal to young girls. She uses humor and creative plays on words as the other singers perform versions of well-known songs at the talent show. Fans of Ian Falconer's "Olivia" series (S & S) will enjoy Florence's determination and belief in herself."Kris Hickey, Columbus Metropolitan Library, OH" Copyright 2010 Media Source Inc.
Florence dreams of becoming a piggy pop star in this story about stick-to-it-iveness and believing in yourself. Unlike her confident singing sisters, Florence is shy; she sings in secret. But when stage fright sidelines her siblings during a competition, Florence musters her courage, takes the stage, and wins. Saturated with blues and yellows, the illustrations enhance the text with fillips of humor.

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