The Children’s Book Review | September 12, 2014
Written by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Illustrated by Brigette Barrager
Ten (10) winners receive:
Age Range: 3-7
Hardcover: 48 pages
Publisher’s Synopsis: 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.
Ages 3-7 | Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers | Aug. 26, 2014 | ISBN-13: 978-0385375559
“Ideal for reading out loud or independently…Full page spreads of whimsical, dreamlike images … will make every reader want to believe in unicorns (or little girls).” —School Library Journal
“A story that encourages kids to stay kids as long as possible.” —Publishers Weekly
“There are certainly little-girl readers who believe in unicorns just as much as Uni believes in them, and this will feed their dreaming spirits. But the deep desire for friendship has universal appeal.” —Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
AMY KROUSE ROSENTHAL is the author of over 20 books for childrens. Her titles include WUMBERS, PLANT A KISS, LITTLE PEA, SPOON, THE WONDER BOOK, COOKIES: BITE-SIZE LIFE LESSONS, AND DUCK!RABBIT!.
A long-time contributor to NPR, she is currently the host and creator of Mission Amy K R.com produced by Chicago Public Radio.
Amy lives with her family in Chicago and online at whoisamy.com.
About the Illustrator
BRIGETTE BARRANGER graduated from CalArts with a BFA in Character Animation in 2007. She likes tea and books and general old lady-ish stuff, and hates when people’s toes hang over the edge of their sandals. Visit her at: http://brigetteb.blogspot.com/
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