Amy Krouse Rosenthal's New York Times bestselling picture book about a unicorn who believes that little girls are REAL is perfect for anyone interested in stories of friendship, unicorns, and the power of believing!
Uni the unicorn is told there’s no such thing as little girls! But 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 away), a real little girl believes there is a unicorn waiting for her, too.
This magical story of friendship from the bestselling author of I Wish You More is perfect for Easter and spring-time reading. It reminds believers and nonbelievers alike that sometimes wishes really can come true.
Don't miss the sequel, Uni the Unicorn and the Dream Come True!
While the spirit of Mary Blair, vintage Golden Books, and 1960s animation influences many contemporary picture books, Barrager (Twelve Dancing Princesses) embraces it fully in this collaboration with Rosenthal (Exclamation Mark). Like her fellow unicorns, Uni is magical and magnificent; she has a luxuriant magenta mane, golden hooves, and violet eyes that don't just sparkle they basically are sparkles. Where Uni differs from her peers is in her belief that little girls are real, that "a strong smart wonderful magical little girl" is out there waiting to be her best friend. In a series of single-page vignettes, Barrager shows Uni and a blonde, blue eyed human girl dashing through fields of flowers, healing forest animals with Uni's magical horn, and sailing past birds and clouds as they slide down a rainbow. The throwback illustration style, absence of tech (save for a nightlight and record player), and emphasis on clinging to beliefs that the world dismisses as fantasy combine to create a story that encourages kids to stay kids as long as possible. Ages 3 7. Author's agent: Amy Rennert, the Amy Rennert Agency. Illustrator's agent: Vicki Willden-Lebrecht, the Bright Group.
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My daughter’s favorite book at bedtime
My husband and I read this book to our daughter every night at bedtime. It’s one of her favorite books that we must read every night. I’ve pretty much memorized the whole book. The images are beautiful. It’s a lovely story.
Wow, nice job.
I am nine, and I STILL believe in everything. That was a nice book for a believer like me. I give it five stars, GREAT JOB! (I learned how to make a really good sentence).