Olympig! by Victoria Jamieson

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Just in time for the Olympics, a spirited, sporty romp about losing gracefully

Boomer the Pig has been training hard for the Animal Olympics, so when he loses his first race, he shrugs it off and cheerfully moves on. One event after another, Boomer keeps losing, and the frustration begins to get to him. But even after coming in last in every sport, there's no getting this Olympig down. It's just great practice for the Winter Games!

Cool comic book styling combines with classic picture book heart in this encouraging and hilarious story for every kid who's ever been told "you can't win 'em all."
 

About Victoria Jamieson

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Victoria Jamieson (www.victoriajamieson.com) received her BFA in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design. She worked as a children’s book designer before moving to Portland, Oregon and becoming a freelance illustrator.
 
Published July 5, 2012 by Dial. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The reporter needles Boomer after every loss, and Boomer finally snaps when his cannonball fails to impress the diving judges: “Who made you the boss?

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Yet no matter the iteration — whether it’s a monster swallowing a spider or a spinster swallowing books — children seem to gobble it up.

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Enthusiastic aspiring Olympian Boomer believes, “If you practice and try your best, you can do anything!” Unfortunately, Boomer’s attempt to win one different sporting event after another at the Animal Olympics fails;

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Dial Books, the publisher of Victoria Jamieson’s Olympig!, released just in time for the Olympics, likes to tell you that this is a you-can’t-win-’em-all tale.

Jul 27 2012 | Read Full Review of Olympig!

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They don't just leave Boomer in the dust -- the dust is faster than Boomer.

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City Book Review

Hamstring interviews people in town and finally Boomer himself.

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