This book will publish on November 19, 2019.
What My Child Thought:
She loved this book from start to finish and wants a unicorn now. The illustrations had her completely engaged and they supported the story, helping her to understand the words. She felt frustrated for Tilly, the young girl in the story when she was frustrated at training the unicorn. It was nice to see the book gain her empathy for the character. The unicorn made her laugh with all its silly actions as well, bringing a well-rounded group of emotions through the book.
What I Thought:
I thought the illustrations were perfect for this book. I liked that the story featured a unicorn, because that’s really popular right now, and really who doesn’t love a unicorn. The main point of the story, though, is about working hard and learning how to train a pet. It would be a great book for any child getting their own pet soon. It helps them understand that it will be frustrating and it won’t happen all at once. It will take time and adjustments for everyone to feel “fizzy and fuzzy inside”.
To Read or Not To Read:
This is a perfect book for anyone. The unicorn is a boy and the main character is a girl, giving a nice gender balance. The main message is a great one and the book even has a nice guide at the end to spark conversation afterward.
This ARC was provided to me by NetGalley and Quarto Publishing Group in exchange for my honest review.
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