I AM A UNICORN! by Michaela Schuett

I AM A UNICORN!

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Age Range: 4 - 6
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KIRKUS REVIEW

A frog can make itself into a unicorn—with a can of Magical Unicorn Sprinkles.

Although stubborn Goat tells Frog that it cannot be a unicorn, Frog proves the skeptical animal wrong. Frog first tries to convince Goat by donning a party hat for a horn and a tail made of colored streamers and by carrying the special sprinkles. Frog boasts of living “on a fluffy cloud.” (The cloud is made of cotton balls.) Frog can fly. (The illustration shows Frog perched on a swing.) Frog’s “best friend is a fairy.” (In reality, that friend is a cow.) In a spread that some children will find especially funny, Frog declares, “I eat flowers and toot rainbows!” and farts a smelly arc of colors in Goat’s face. Angry Goat debunks the assertions, and sad Frog almost gives up the dream, taking off the horn and throwing away the can of Sprinkles. Goat unexpectedly apologizes: “Frog? I’m sorry. You made a really good unicorn costume.” Even as Goat is apologizing, the container of sprinkles “boings” off the backs of many sheep and finally lands on Frog, and “POOF!” Frog is now an honest-to-goodness purple unicorn! The brightly colored, cartoonlike illustrations with lots of funny farm animals work well with the zany content.

A joyful expression of wishes made true. (Picture book. 4-6)

Pub Date: May 2nd, 2017
ISBN: 978-1-5107-1469-4
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Sky Pony Press
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1st, 2017




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