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She made her name is Olympic gold medalist and world.
Champion ice skater but Kristi Yamaguchi continues to follow her dreams is a bestselling.
Children's book -- Her latest book is called it's a big world little pig is a sequel to her New York Times best selling book.
Dream big little -- I'm noticing a team there right now -- Kristi Yamaguchi joins us now where renteria and my name not say I love the pig nonsense Charlotte's web has a pig figured so prominently in it in a kids book.
Why I do why -- -- guys.
Well it touches your life you know actually I love takes pigs -- kind of get flexible for me going -- really -- I'm born near the K I did loved Charlotte's web and well wherein the president's -- excel.
Yes I just -- is -- Part of who I -- so it made sense.
Q did you -- a million years.
1015 years -- think you know some -- wanna -- -- book and it's gonna become a New York Times the -- and I'm gonna write another one.
Now now I at ELA children's look as always can have in the back to my mind and -- -- -- do that and someday -- gonna be great have a children's book and -- I work with a lot of children and then obviously once I had my own and becoming a mom that was the big inspiration for me denture giant.
You know after you.
As a father of three after you've read somebody's book a million times -- kids it's like women I could probably do.
South Africa and you -- it's a great story -- and it's beautifully illustrated as well and the proceeds go to a great cause.
Yes -- -- -- -- proceeds are going to -- dream foundation which is.
It's fighting early childhood literacy -- so.
We're very sad about that and you know hoping to make a difference out there.
Jim can I talked a little bit about Dancing With The Stars show yeah absolutely if you know -- you you grab the spotlight at the Olympics ship big big winner and then.
Dancing With The Stars when they first came -- you and said would you be interest in being on the series would you say.
It took me a few weeks to decided I was -- there a nervous at declining -- play.
Had to get Scott there and do them for myself out there.
Are you serious yeah I had you know I didn't think a little actually is much tougher than that thing whatever that -- Dick fan of the show at eleven days and my confidence and I would sit back in you know -- home and Ken Griffey not every line in me -- I can't believe.
-- -- -- Did that dance that way I what I constantly in fact I don't want to be the one that never got -- apple.
But it out and ended up being an amazing experience like my professional print and incredible talent and how we had a lot of fun be sure and you wound up there you hit me you got.
The big prize you took -- you took on the hardware.
Has that helped you.
Well I think it's definitely open net.
You know a fan base -- -- that was a demographic say -- hadn't touched the fire definitely younger demographic and you know it's finding decent thing Olympics where.
You know twenty years ago now so to then dancing -- this -- is sure of the new challenge to kind of take on.
At that such a good point so for a whole new generation it's like wait a minute you mean she was a skater before she was -- -- -- I don't like -- you telling me Paul McCartney was in another band before wings exactly yeah.
We got to check out her her new book it's called it's a big world little pig Kristi Yamaguchi thank you very much thank you so much at me -- it's her.
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