"A circus dog, now that is fine, but have you heard of circus swine?"
Poppy is not your average pig. Instead of slop buckets and mud wallows, she dreams of circus tents and tightropes. Can she become a star?
From SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL
“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 Falconer’s Olivia and her foray under the big top are inevitable, Poppy is her own pig, and the similarities are few. Dillard’s 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.”