Small Florence, Piggy Pop Star


Small Florence has big dreams of becoming a piggy pop star. But when she tries to sing in front of her two older sisters, nothing comes out but a shy little squeak! When her sisters get the chance to sing in a contest on TV, Florence wishes she could join them. On the day of the competition, the judges get ready to pick a star. And then a truly amazing thing happens!

  • 32 Pages
  • 9.50" x 11.63"
  • 9780807574553
  • March 2010

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  • This clever Cinderella retelling writes the prince out of the action and substitutes the heartfelt wish of many a young TV watcher: pop star celebrity…Many laughs will find Florence lots of fans.

    - Publishers Weekly

  • 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.

    - School Library Journal

  • Alexander’s book is a pleasure to gaze upon. The artwork is sumptuous, like great dollops of ice cream, the colors bold in some instances, commingling with an eye for harmony in others, the line work fine and wiry…Florence caught in the spotlight is alone worth 1,000 carefully crafted words.

    - Kirkus Reviews

  • Cinderella meets American Idol in this charming little tale…All of the pictures, in fact, are sturdily illustrated and executed with verve and humor, drawing readers right into a story that will feel happily familiar.

    - Booklist

  • This would be a perfect addition to a pig- or music-themed storytime, a good springboard for talking about young kids’ dreams for their future, or a pleasing complement to a traditional “Cinderella” reading.

    - The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

  • Children will enjoy this story about a small pig with a big voice who believes that she can sing and became a pop star. Illustrations are big, bold, and colorful.

    - Children's Literature

Common Core

RL.K-1.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9,10 RL.2.1,2,3,5,6,7,10


  • Accelerated Reader Points: 0.50
  • ATOS Level: 3.10