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My Girly Unicorn

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I don't think I have ever seen such an adorable picture book. If I was little or had a daughter or even a niece, this is one picture book I would buy for them - even more so if they are like me. From the illustrations to the bright colours, everything about this book made me squee with glee as it just screams girly and happiness. The story starts with a unicorn who is beautiful and out there, sadly though all the other unicorns make fun of her as they don't understand her. That is until trouble happens and all the other unicorns are terrified, but not our brave little extroverted unicorn as she jumps in and saves the day. After this happens, all the other unicorns thank her profusely and let her join in with their fun and finally, our girly unicorn is surrounded by friends and love. Sounds very familiar right? That's what I felt when I was reading this book as our girly unicorn's tale reminded me of Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer from all the others excluding and name-calling and then finally they save the day and everyone wants to be their friends and let them join in on the fun. This book is perfect for children aged 3-6 years old and all those young Unicorn lovers out there whether you are a Pony sister or a Brony.
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very adorable children's book. i actually liked this one. plan on reading this to my daughter. and will try and get a physical copy of it because its very adorable. 5 star book.
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I thought that this book had some excellent illustrations!

They were lovely and they brought the story to life

I thought that the book was well written and the book was really well put together, the layout was perfect and the writing wasn’t over the images like it can be in some books, it was nice and clear

I read the book with my unicorn mad five year old daughter – she enjoyed it so much we have read the book several times already and it is one of her current favourites to read at bedtime

It is 5 stars from me for this one, a fun read – very highly recommended
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I received and ARC of this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I really wanted to love this book. I can appreciate what the author-illustrator is trying to do. There's a good chance that my six year old daughter would really enjoy it in spite of what I'm about to say (this is why I'm giving it 3 stars).  For me, the rhyming just absolutely did not work. There was a lot of reaching in trying fit words into the rhyme that would adequately tell the story and the whole thing would have been better served without it. I also didn't care for the illustrations for the most party. I did actually really like the girly unicorn. I think this book has potential, but in my opinion, it's just not ready for publication yet.
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My Girly Unicorn is about overcoming difficulties, like being mocked or ridiculed or ostracized by others. Being different is thus celebrated and seen in a better light. 
It's a very colorful adventure book full of musicality since it is entirely written in rhymes. A very nice touch!
Sweet and fun.
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I read this with my nieces aged 2 and 4 and they absolutely loved this book. The drawings are really good and the story was short enough that it held their attention. 
If you have any young children near you I would give this a read with them!
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My Girly Unicorn was such a fun read.  The illustrations are breathtaking, the writing style is poetic, and has a heartwarming ending.  
This book deals with bullying by others for being different.  A girly unicorn with colorful hair and a purple horn who dances in the rain.  She doesn't change who she is because of that bullying and in the end the bullies need her help. 
My only issue with this story is the emphasis the author put on the "that" girly unicorn, it felt a little too much and not necessarily needed for this age group.  

I received this eARC from NetGalley and the publishing company for this review.
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Worth it for the illustrations alone. I would have adored Cono's colorful, charming drawings as a child! J Penicini's message of self-confidence and perseverance is strong, as My Girly Unicorn saves the bullies from the rainstorm - and the rhyming verse is lovely.
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My Girly Unicorn attempts to 'Girl Power' the lessons from Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. It's a little long for a picture book and doesn't really make much sense. Also, the extra ostracized emphasis on ***that*** was a little annoying. The illustrations are bright and fun. Which I know will be a big hit with younger children.
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In a far away land up in the clouds, a herd of young unicorns play and laugh out loud. But one little unicorn so sad and shy, was left all alone when the other unicorns went by. They would not play with the Girly unicorn, she had a great big purple horn. Then one day the clouds turned dark and grey, the rain threatened to wash them all away. The Girly unicorn danced and danced, she chased the clouds away as if by chance. All of the other unicorns were so happy and glad, they hugged the Girly unicorn and she was no longer sad.

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First off the artwork was absolutely gorgeous, I loved the beautiful colors and the style. I would totally buy two copies, one for my shelf and one for the art so I could hang it up.

The story was cute, reminded me a bit of Rudolph the red nosed reindeer. The only issue I had with it was that the other unicorns never actually apologized to the Girl Unicorn for their bullying, and only accepted her because she saved them.
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Das kleine Einhorn unterscheidet sich von allen anderen Einhörnern, die es dafür ärgern und hänseln. Als die Einhörner in Gefahr geraten, rettet das kleine Einhornmädchen die anderen Einhörner, die daraufhin ihren Wert erkennen.

Ich mag die Illustrationen sehr, der Text ist in Reimform, was mir auch immer sehr gefällt und auch sehr gut passt.  Die Message des Bilderbuches ist, dass Kinder lernen soll egal was andere Kinder tun oder wie sie aussehen, man soll sich nie darüber lustig machen.  Auch wenn ich diese Message aus dem Buch ziehen kann, mochte ich es irgendwie nicht so richtig. Das kleine Einhorn wird erst fertig gemacht, rettet alle und wird nun gemacht. Andersrum du kannst jemanden fertig machen, doch sein reines Herz wird dich dazu verleiten dir trotzdem zu helfen...irgendwie fand ich es hier nicht so geglückt wie gemeint ist vom Autor. Vielleicht hab auch nur ich es so aufgefasst. Es ist auf jeden Fall mal wert hineinzuschauen.
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This colourful picture book tells the story of a unicorn who is judged and left out by the other unicorns because she is "girly". When the other unicorns find themselves in a dangerous weather situation (very reminiscent of Rudolph and the reindeer!) of course only the girly unicorn can save the day! The other unicorns apologize for being mean and appreciate her for who she is. The pictures are so stimulating, any unicorn-loving young reader will love this book instantly. The message is an important one, and it is also empowering for young children to learn that "girly" isn't a term that means anything, anyone can love unicorns and just because you look a certain way, enjoy certain things, or do activities that are typically gendered, it doesn't make someone weird or different. I would definitely consider purchasing a copy for my classroom library and think that it would be well suited for children in the age 3-8 group, especially unicorn lovers! Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book.
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The girlie unicorn has no friends and is sad. The other unicorns are mean to her. She practices her dance moves to get the just right. 
One day an evil storm comes to trap all the other unicorns and they are saved by the girlie unicorns dance.
I’m obviously not the target audience for this book but the illustrations are great! Bright and colourful and the Rhyming story would be good to read to a little one before bed. 
I personally didn’t like the story, hence the 3 stars but a little one would probably appreciate the tale for what it is.
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Thank you to a Newhall publishing and Netgalley for the ebook to read and review.

I opted to read this book with the POV as if I think this would be a good book to get my niece. The colors will absolutely entice younger readers. 

It's a simple and cute story about being yourself and being kind despite how others treat you (which can be hard to see the message as an adult because as someone who is super protective of her, if I found out anyone was bullying my niece, I can guarantee that I would not be following the message "still be kind"), but I understand it as a lesson to teach children. It kind of reminds me of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," where all of the other reindeer made fun of Rudolph, but he's the one who saved the day when he became useful to the others.

Additionally, not sure how inclusive this felt for all children. Ballet/dancing does not need to be inherently "girly," nor is having multiple colors in hair. None of these things need to be made a gendered thing.

The illustrations are beautiful though!
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Thank you so much to a Newhall publishing and Netgalley for the ebook to read and review.

A girly unicorn stands out to the other unicorns, she is rainbow maned and she is always dancing. The other unicorns don’t like her, but when a storm hits quickly she continues to dance and be happy no matter what. 

I loved the illustrations, that is what drew me in straight the way to wanting to read this, they ware so vibrant and so beautifully stunning. Each picture was just beautiful and that really is what made the book for me, they were just done so well.

The story was pretty sad though as one unicorn was left out, was bullied and ignored and she just wanted to have friends to help her dance and have fun. It was so horrible how mean they were to her, but she didn’t let them get to her. 

I liked that she continued to be herself no matter what they others said or judged her for, she was herself and because of that she helped all the others without even really knowing she was doing it. 

This is a really simple but cute story and worth looking at and reading for the illustrations alone. Though the story itself is still really sweet and a good message for being yourself no matter what anyone else thinks.
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My Girly Unicorn by J. Pedicini is a cute story about teaching children not to make fun of other children through using unicorns of all colors of the rainbow, lighting, thunder, and storm clouds. I loved the bright color illustrations. Your little children will love reading this story.
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My Girly Unicorn is my favorite type of Kids' book; quick and easy, yet bursting with color and whimsy. The thing that drew me into wanting to read this book for NetGalley was all of the different bright colors and the most adorable designs for Unicorns that I have seen recently. ​
My Girly Unicorn follows a Unicorn who looks like your stereotypical unicorn with the Rainbow Mane that everyone loves, but in this story, the other Unicorns don’t like her because she has so many colors in her hair, and her horn is bigger than everyone else’s, and she spends all of her time dancing. When the Unicorns’ get trapped on Earth because of an angry rainstorm it is Girly Unicorn’s dancing that chases away the storm and saves the day. 
The story of My Girly Unicorn was weird for sure. I wish that we had been able to see her interacting with the other Unicorns more, and I still don’t understand why her name even is Girly Unicorn. I don’t like how the name is subconsciously implying that ballet is “girly” because anyone can dance ballet as long as they take the time to put in the hard work and effort. 
This book gave me major Rainbow Fish vibes; the only difference being that I’m glad that Girly Unicorn never felt the need to abandon her boundaries to keep up with the other unicorns and she never changed her hobbies just because other people didn’t like them. 
I recommend this book looking for a quick read with bright colors. Just be sure to be prepared to have discussions of others' perceptions because of this light little story written in prose. It would be cool if My Girly Unicorns Story got expanded upon in the future. 
I received an early review copy of this book from NetGalley.
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I read a few picture books and I really enjoyed a few of them even though I'm not the target audience. Also when I read similar books, I always think about should I buy them for my child. Unfortunately, the answer is NO for this book. The illustrations were beautiful, but there were not any story in it and the story was very weak. Also, I didn't like the font and the white background behind it. I read the synopsis so I know that there is a purpose behind it but for me, it looked amateur.
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This book was really cute overall! My daughter loved the illustrations and thought all of unicorns were adorable. The overall message of treating everyone with kindness was really positive but I do think it may go over younger readers heads. The “storm” was also a bit scary for my daughter (she is almost 7 and is sensitive) but not enough to scare her off from wanting to be read it again. 

I think this is a great one for older kids in regards to the storyline and younger kids will enjoy the cute illustrations.
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