AUTHOR: David Miles
ILLUSTRATIONS: Hollie Mengert
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018
I interrupt this book review to ask...where was this book all my life? Seriously! I LOVE this book. Why didn't I write this book???? I've written in snarky, dead pan wit. Why didn't I think to do it with a horse and a unicorn?
Back to the book.
Unicorn is a unicorn. And Horse, well, isn't.
Horse is brown. Horse is plain. And Horse can't stand the unicorn he shares a pen with. Unicorn dances. Tra la la! Horse does not. Blah blah blah. But when greedy robbers kidnap Unicorn, what will Horse decide to do? Packed with forty-eight pages of hilarious illustrations and deadpan wit, Unicorn (and Horse) is a funny, yet endearing lesson on evey and friendship with one essential truth: Happiness comes from something more important than pink cupcakes.
Did I mention that I LOVED this book?
If you didn't get drawn in by the jacket flap humor here's another tidbit.
Unicorns make rainbows.
Horses make something else.
OMG this book is hysterical. I. can't. even.
The art is wonderful and the expressions on horse and unicorn. Priceless. I don't even have to say anything more about this book. Look at the cover. Basically, it says it all. Buy this book. Buy one for everyone you know. They will thank you.
And despite all the puns it has a wonderful message about friendship. What more could one want from a book. It's perfect. 5 out of 5 Peas (my rating scale for picture books ala the Princess and the P.B.).
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Lynne Marie is the author of Hedgehog Goes to Kindergarten - illustrated by Anne Kennedy (Scholastic, 2011), Hedgehog's 100th Day of School – illustrated by Lorna Hussey (Scholastic, January 2017), The Star of the Christmas Play -- illustrated by Lorna Hussey (Beaming Books, 2018), Moldilocks and the 3 Scares -- illustrated by David Rodriguez Lorenzo (Sterling, pending) and Let's Eat! Mealtimes Around the World -- illustrated by Parwinder Singh (Beaming Books, 2019). You can learn more about her at www.LiterallyLynneMarie.com
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