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Today I'll Be a Unicorn

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Every child loves unicorns. They are the most charming creatures in the mythical world. The main character is a little girl with a unicorn friend, that likes to pretend she's herself a unicorn. She likes to dress and act like a unicorn. She has a great time embodying a really joyful and excited unicorn. Until lunchtime. That's when she finds out that unicorns don't eat pizza. Really? They actually only eat hay. That's a big no-no. So, little Phoebe (that's the girl's name) decides that maybe she'll be a unicorn tomorrow as she tackles her yummy slices of pizza. :) After all, childish imagination is always there, to be used when and as you want.

This book is adequate for young children because it doesn't have much text, usually a sentence every two pages. The main attractions are the colorful and bright illustrations.

This is a very short board book, meant for very young children, toddlers and preschoolers. An ideal book for bedtime. Sweet and cute with a touch of humor.

I received this book as an eARC from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.
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Today I’ll Be a Unicorn is the perfect board book for fans of Phoebe and Marigold to start their wee ones out on. With its bright, bold, colorful layout and cute yet simple text it’s sure to become a quick toddler favorite.

Thanks to the author, the publisher, and NetGalley for proving me with this review copy.
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Today I'll Be a Unicorn by Dana Simpson is a board book featuring the same characters the author uses in her Phoebe and Her Unicorn series of graphic novels. In the story Phoebe decides that she wants to be a magical, sparkly unicorn just like her best friend. 

In Today I'll Be a Unicorn Phoebe explores all the wonders of being a unicorn like her best friend; tiaras, magic, and rainbows. They have fun together, but when they get hungry and Phoebe discovers that Unicorns that do not eat pizza she decides it is time to be a little girl again. This is a fun, short board book that will be a perfect quick bedtime read or a fun read for the youngest readers that love all things magical and sparkling. I know I wanted more, but that is because I have read the graphic novels, but since this is a board book it was just the right length.
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'Today I'll Be a Unicorn' by Dana Simpson is a board book based on the hilarious Heavenly Nostrils series.

A young girl, who readers of Heavenly Nostrils will recognize as Phoebe, narrates the book. She wants to be a unicorn with all the cool things like a tail and a horn.  It all sounds rather grand until she finds out what a unicorn eats.

I like the Heavenly Nostrils series, so why not create a board book?  It's charming. The illustrations are simplified a bit for younger readers and the story is colorful.  It's light on any kind of lesson, and might promote eating pizza for young readers, but I liked it well enough.

I received a review copy of this ebook from Andrews McMeel Publishing and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  Thank you for allowing me to review this ebook.
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A lovely book with vibrant colours and brilliant illustration. My daughter enjoyed this very much.  A timely release in view of the current unicorn trend. Nice story.
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“Today I’ll Be a Unicorn” was adorable. Short and sweet, kids will love it. (I also enjoyed the colorful illustrations.)
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Phoebe and Marigold are my favorite cartoon duo since Calvin and Hobbes. In this all-too-brief picture book Phoebe lists all the things she will do as a unicorn.
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Very cute flip book 😊 Longtime readers of Phoebe and her Unicorn will adore the cute 30 seconds they spend flipping through the book!
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One Line Review: Magically Magnificent 

Any book with a unicorn is a win. I mean come on! Unicorns are awesome. Then you went ahead and added Pizza to the equation. Are you trying to kill me?! Now there's just soo much beauty in this book. You made it my favorite.
Today I'll Be a Unicorn is a wonderfully illustrated read. Filled with a delightful storyline with vivid and compelling art. We are swept away into the magical world of Phoebe and her pet unicorn. Where we learn the most valuable lesson of all, Pizza is The Best. Readers will enjoy this charming book.
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Who wouldn't want to be a magical unicorn? They are so pretty. They prance around. But what if unicorns don't eat pizza?

A fun title for kids with big imaginations.
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Thank you to NetGalley and the author for allowing me to read and review this book. So stinkin cute! :) The illustrations were adorable. My preschooler will love this!
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My daughter loves all things unicorn right now and this book did not disappoint. It is quite short but she laughed at the end and asked for me to read it again. The colours are vibrant and the illustrations well done. It's too bad that it wasn't a little bit longer but my daughter was happy with it.

(Thanks to Netgalley for this ebook in exchange for an honest review.)
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Unlike most of the Phoebe and her Unicorn books, this one is short and sweet. . . well, okay, they’re always sweet, but this one is really short. It feels more like one of the Sunday specials the strip is known for, though this one seems to be more geared for little kids.
Over the years I’ve been reading this strip, and its books, I’ve seen Phoebe dressed in all manners and styles, but even though the horn looks okay, the tail doesn’t work for me, just makes her too strange.
Excellent twist at the end, as the author is prone to doing.
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Although this book was shorter than expected, I felt that it would be the perfect pick for a bedtime story. The colors used in the illustrations are very dreamy and whimsical, and will have your little one dreaming of being a unicorn in no time. Absolutely loved it, and will be checking out more from this author as soon as I can. 

I received this from #NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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This book was adorable! I initially downloaded it because a friend of mine loves unicorns and I knew it would be a hit with my daughter, as well. 

The book revolves around a little girl who decides she's going to be a unicorn today. She talks about all the fun things she's going to do while being a unicorn. Then her unicorn friend lets her in on a little secret - unicorns eat hay. Well, the little girl isn't going to eat hay today. Maybe she'll be a unicorn tomorrow, instead. 

Adorable and hilarious. I have watched my toddlers pretend to be something, only to find out a small detail (like unicorns don't get to eat pizza - they eat hay) and nope, they aren't going to pretend that anymore. This book was a beautifully illustrated representation of the whims of a child's imagination.
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This is adorable! I love how fanciful it is, and how in the end she decides to be a unicorn "tomorrow."  A fun, whimsical book showing the joy in imagining to be something else, as well as the goodness in being yourself.  

I also love that young children with siblings who love the Phoebe & Her Unicorn series now have a board book of their own: safe for little hands, but just as whimsical and fun.
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Adorable illustrations and story!  Dana Simpson's "Today I'll Be a Unicorn" is a must-have for any picture book collection as well as for any young (or young-at-heart) unicorn-lover out there!  5/5 stars.
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🦄 Happy Unicorn Day! 🦄

The illustrations are everything in Today I’ll Be a Unicorn. This gorgeous board book features Phoebe and Marigold Heavenly Nostrils from Dana Simpson’s Phoebe and Her Unicorn comics.

Phoebe dresses and acts like a unicorn throughout the board book, accompanied by her unicorn, Marigold Heavenly Nostrils. Phoebe is excited about dressing up with unicorn ears and a horn, which are both attached to a headband decorated with beautiful flowers. She loves trotting through meadows with her unicorn tail flowing behind her. She enjoys all aspects of being a unicorn. Then she discovers that maybe being a young girl is sometimes better than being a unicorn. I’m inclined to agree with her reasoning!

Today I’ll Be a Unicorn is light on words but shines with personality. Phoebe’s expressions are captured so well, from excited to blissful, from dumbfounded to happy and content. I loved the choice of colours used, ranging from soft yet bright pastels to a vibrant rainbow.

I can imagine this becoming a favourite bedtime story. Thank you so much to NetGalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing for the opportunity to read this book.
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Such a cute book. I love unicorns and this book was exactly what I expected. This one will probably become a regular nightly bed time read for my son. He loves rainbows and although he didn't know what unicorns were before this book, he thoroughly enjoyed it.
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Phoebe and her unicorn as a PICTURE BOOK!!!!!  Okay it’s a board book but still.  It’s a simple book full of heart like only Phoebe can do.  A must add for any Phoebe lover!
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