Olympic champion skates into hearts of young readers


There’s not a lot of ice skating in Walnut. Though it’s almost felt cold enough lately for this popular winter pastime.

Nevertheless, Olympic gold medalist Kristi Yamaguchi stopped by
Walnut Elementary School on the first day of spring to read her new
children’s book to excited students.

The famous ice skater quickly captured the kids’ hearts with her
trademark smile as she read her new book “It’s a Big World, Little Pig.”
The story follows the title character as she competes as a skater.

Read more in Rich Irwin’s story OLYMPIC.