Tuesday, October 7, 2014

31 Days of NEW Kids Picture Books: Day 7

Uni the Unicorn by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. August 2014.

From Amazon: "In this clever twist on the age-old belief that there’s no such thing as unicorns, Uni the unicorn is told there’s no such thing as little girls! No matter what the grown-up unicorns say, Uni believes that little girls are real. Somewhere there must be a smart, strong, wonderful, magical little girl waiting to be best friends. In fact, far away (but not too far), a real little girl believes there is a unicorn waiting for her. This refreshing and sweet story of friendship reminds believers and nonbelievers alike that sometimes wishes really can come true."

My thoughts: My 4-year-old daughter has a couple of My Little Pony unicorns that are her constant companions. She even brought one of them for show-and-tell at preschool a couple weeks ago. She currently carries it around the house proclaiming it her "favorite book ever!" Even though a fantasy book like this that encourages the idea of unicorns being real is something I might typically avoid, this story is very sweet and the illustrations are beautiful. There are only one or two sentences per page so it's a nice bedtime story. Not to mention I was drawn to the title, as my daughter for the longest time called a unicorn's horn a "un" (yoon). :)

Age: Toddler/Preschool and up


  1. definitely want to check this one out! the unicorn seems like a metaphor for imagination to me...it is through my imagination very often that GOD speaks to my heart!