Friday, December 20, 2013

Unicorn Thinks He's Pretty Great by Bob Shea, Book Review

By: Bob Shea
Published by: Disney Hyperion
Released on: June 25, 2013
Ages: toddler & up
Source: book from publisher to review
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Hi, I'm Goat. 
Things were just fine around here until UNICORN showed up.
So what if he can fly?
Or make it rain cupcakes?
And turn stuff into gold?
Big deal. 
I can do some cool stuff too, like...
Hey! What are you doing? Why are you opening the book?
He's just going to tell you how great he is. Blah, blah, blah.
Go ahead. Just don't say I didn't warn you.
Dopey Unicorn.

Unicorns are real! Well at least in this story they are! Not only that, this Unicorn is totally awesome because HE can make it rain cupcakes, among many other totally awesome things! I'm just saying, how much more cool can you get?! Well Goat doesn't think he's so awesome. Why would he? Goat can't do any of the things Unicorn can. Instead of enjoying cupcakes raining down from the sky and loving all the cool things Unicorn can do like everyone else does, he becomes jealous. Funny thing though, Goat doesn't realize that Unicorn wishes we could do some of the things Goat does, like make cheese and climb mountains. 

What a fabulous children's story about friendship, differences and acceptance. Bob Shea does a great job at telling a story that kids of all ages will enjoy, and learn something from. Through Unicorn and our jealous story teller Goat, readers see just how cool it is to have differences. Like Unicorn and Goat, they'll learn to embrace those differences with their friends. I give huge kudos to Bob for keeping the humor in this story. Unicorn and Goat are quite a fun pair to read about. I loved seeing how they learn to enjoy the difference they both have. 

I highly recommend picking this one up! 
I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~ Anna Quindlen

Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
~ Anonymous ~