Search Results: "Unicorn Labs"


BOOK REVIEW

A CRY WOLF TALE HD by Unicorn Labs
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 28, 2011

"That's likely by design: Just as 'The End' appears, a banner invites readers to download another app, Rabbit & Turtle's Amazing Race, which features all the same animated animals. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
A clever twist on the "Boy Who Cried Wolf" fable, this story of a prankster wolf who continually fools his friends with false sightings of a four-eyed, flea-ridden boy is pretty slick. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 22, 2011

"It's an outing antic enough to cause rough young salts to hoist their sippy cups in glee. (iPad storybook app. 5-8)"
The opening episode of a rollicking pirate yarn replete with bones, heaps of treasure and Yo-Ho-Hos. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPOT THE DOT by David A. Carter
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 25, 2011

"Clean of look, seamless in design: a delight even for the diapered crowd. (iPad game app. 1-6)"
The Picasso of paper engineers (One Red Dot, 2005, etc.) displays a dab hand at concocting even more thoroughly interactive explorations of shape and color for touchscreens. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNICORN POINT by Piers Anthony
Released: Jan. 1, 1990

"Mostly plot; however, Anthony has put forth genuine effort, the formula returns to workability, and Adept fans will snap this one up."
Final entry in the second Apprentice Adept trilogy (Robot Adept, 1988), much the best of the three and approaching the standard of the first trilogy—in energy and complexity if not inventiveness. Read full book review >

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UNICORN POINT by Piers Anthony
Released: April 20, 1989

Final entry in the second Apprentice Adept trilogy (Robot Adept, 1988), much the best of the three and approaching the standard of the first trilogy—in energy and complexity if not inventiveness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNICORN WINGS by Mallory Loehr
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2006

"Perfectly suiting this confection, Silin-Palmer's pictures teem with the mass market-fueled iconography of what little girls are (ostensibly) made of: rainbows, flowers, twinkly stars and, of course, manes down to there. (Easy reader. 4-7)"
The can't-miss subject of this Step into Reading series entry—a unicorn with a magic horn who also longs for wings—trumps its text, which is dry even by easy-reader standards. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOODNIGHT UNICORN by Pearl E. Horne
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2016

"For unicorn die-hards only—and they'll have to brush their teeth after. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A celebration of unicorns falls squarely under the heading of "camp" in this latest takeoff on Margaret Wise Brown's best known work. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BAD UNICORN by Platte F. Clark
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 16, 2013

"Like a comedian repeating the same joke louder each time: at first funny, then annoying; finally, just sad. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Harry Potter meets Diary of a Wimpy Kid in an initially witty debut that ultimately collapses. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NICOLO’S UNICORN by Sylvaine Nahas
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Buy this one for the art and all of those unicorn fans, and have children come up with an ending on their own. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Otherworldly artwork accompanies Nahas's American debut, the story of a boy who dreams of meeting a unicorn. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLACK UNICORN by Tanith Lee
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 30, 1991

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 12+)"
Although she's the daughter of sorceress Jaive, Tanaquil herself has no magic; but she does have the ability to mend anything. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BILLIE THE UNICORN by Brianne Drouhard
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2011

"Even this unicorn family's mystical gifts are unable to support this clunky narrative. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Billie learns that adventure isn't all it's cracked up to be in this tired reiteration of a very old theme. Read full book review >