This little book of positivity features everyone's favorite mythical creature. Each adorably illustrated spread includes a funny or inspiring piece of advice, reminding you to follow your dreams, and always think unicorn. The perfect gift for a friend in need of a boost, this cute and covetable book is bound to spread smiles wherever it goes!
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This exact review appeared on my goodreads page as well: This book was adorable. The illustrations were beyond cute and were extremely comical. They were accompanied by positive advice for life. My favourite has to be the "don't judge a book by its cover illustration." There definitely needs to be more of this. A feel good book for sure.
Fun book. A self-help book disguised as an entertainment book. Really liked the colourful illustrations and the very positive messages that Unicorn gives. I will definitely be buying a copy of my own.
The story was absolutely adorable. I couldn't help but find a smile on my face as I read about the unicorn. The illustrations made the notes all the more fun to read. I would definitely recommend this for someone feeling stressed out and needing a short read to make their day :)
Be a Unicorn and live on the brighter side of life by Sarah Ford a bright and cheerful five-star read. This was the sweetest shortest read ever, but I adored it. I was in a major book hangover and waiting for a download due at midnight so only wanted a quick read, that would give me a giggle, and this gave me both in spades. I will be honest I picked it up as I love unicorns and then you get inspirational quotes to go along with them, I was so sorted. If you are in need of a little pick me up, this is the read for you, but it’s for you if you just want to see the lighter and brighter side of life. Pick it up you won’t be disappointed. If you are looking for a little present for someone that's difficult to buy for this would be amazing, I plan on buying several copies in time for Christmas.
Ummm, this was adorable! I love books that make me feel good and remind me to show myself a little love. And it has such cute illustrations! "With a swish of his tail, he brushes away the blues, so that every day sparkles."
This is a cute little book of life lessons, presented in a way that adults and children can understand and enjoy. I can imagine this being a great gift recommendation.
What a great book full of laughter and sunshine - except when Unicorn does his colouring. The book might be quick to read but will stay a long time in your heart. I encourage all to buy this book.
A short book about being happy. Illustrations are cute.
I love this little book of unicorn wisdom! I just wish it was longer because I didn't want it to end. Unicorn has got it all figured out. He lives in the moment, looks for the good in others, accepts himself for who he is and takes time to enjoy himself. Sarah Ford gives the reader simple, bite sized pieces of self care that for some reason feel easier to apply to your life because a unicorn is the one dispensing the wisdom. Regardless of your mindset at the start I doubt anyone could make it through this book without a smile on their face and at least one cheeky chuckle. Anita Mangan's illustrations are just perfect. What would have been a cute book without the pictures turns into something you want to return to again and again with them. I fell in love with this quirky, adorable unicorn. You haven't seen anything until you've seen a unicorn giving you a toothy smile or pole dancing. I had several smirks and chuckles during the book but my bursting out laughing moment came when Unicorn jumped in the puddles. I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley (thank you so much to NetGalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing for the opportunity) in exchange for honest feedback. I'm going to be returning to this book whenever I need to recharge, smile and receive a gentle reminder that self care is a necessity, not a luxury.
Be A Unicorn and Live Life on the Bright Side by Sarah Ford begins with notes and description of how unicorns feel and act. Unicorn's 10 Rules for a Good Life hold up as sage advice. The majority of the book are uniquely beautiful illustrations paired with a one sentence nugget of unicorn wisdom. I LOVE the pictures of the smiling unicorn who is happy wen skipping and trotting. This book is funny and uplifting. Be A Unicorn is the perfect gift book & I can't wait to buy this for friends!
A feel good, self help book disguised with Unicorns! The colorful illustrations really helps push the positive messages that Unicorn gave to the reader. This title makes you laugh but also step back and re-evaluate life! Adorable and recommend.
I thought "Be a Unicorn & Life Live on the Bright Side" was such a cute and short read. It explains how one Unicorn lives his life to the fullest and enjoys every minute of it. While it is comedy and just a light book, "Be a Unicorn" definitely has some real life advice tips. If we were to live life as carefree as Unicorn does then I believe we would all be a bit better off. The illustrations in this book were also extremely cute and very humorous. It's about an 100 page book and it took me about ten minutes to get through the entire thing. I think it would be a great white elephant gift or coffee table book.
What a magical little book, it's funny, it's cute and above all, it's filled with positivity.
A delightful little book of uplifting messages and life advice from a unicorn.
Cute, short book about taking a positive look at life. For fans of SARK and Sarah's Scribbles. Lots of happy thoughts about self-care and living life on the bright side.
This book was the absolute perfect pick-me-up after a harrowing few days at school/work. It cheered me up and got me smiling, taking some weight off my shoulders. It reminded me not to be so hard on myself and to share the love and positive energy around.
This is a cute and fun book all about positive thinking. I loved the images and I can see this being a fab little stocking filler or birthday present, especially for unicorn lovers out there! 4 stars from me.
I adore this book. It's small, but mighty in it's message. For an offbeat individual such as myself who loves all things filled with "glitter and goodness" this book was a nice reminder to be yourself and that it's okay to follow you own path in life and just be who you want to be. The introductory pages and the 10 Rules were my absolute favorite. I enjoyed the remaining parts of the story, as well, but some of the things were predictable although good reminders. The illustrations were simply adorable. I found myself smiling as I read. I actually read the entire thing in one sitting. It was that good and needed. It is a quick book that people can read when they need a pick me up. I would definitely add this book to my personal collection. I need a copy at work! As a middle school educator, I could selected parts as pick-me ups for my class. I could even use the unicorn as a character to remind my students to do positive things. My students could even create their own positive unicorn stories or life adage.
I fell in love before I even opened the book. I saw the cover and that was it. The dorky little unicorn became my favorite thing in the world. It was that intense and that immediate. I had very high hopes for the book. The description just made me lose it. I had promised myself I wouldn't stray from the schedule of books I have to review for anything, this book broke that without even any resistance. I want to point out that the author refers to the unicorn as "he" on most of the pages, it could be all of the pages but I wasn't monitoring it until the bikini page. The unicorn goes about being a fantastic unicorn and the book tells the reader they should be a unicorn too. The unicorn wears the bikini, the unicorn does what makes the unicorn happy, the unicorn doesn't let fear stand in the way. Even after reading this book, I am in love. The art stays this dorky. The unicorn is a unicorn. I don't think the book could get any better.
Short, cute and magical encouragement by a unicorn for the fellow unicorns. Life lesson how to live your life like a unicorn aka how to be happy and kind to others. I really enjoyed this little read. I love unicorns so when I see the cover I wanted to read this. It has simple pictures and simple text but for what this book intends to be it's quite nice. If you need a little chuckle in your life, then read this book.
When I saw a book on being a unicorn, I decided I had to read it. Simple as that. This is a quirky book, with bright, average 'inspirational quotes' and childish drawings of unicorns. I couldn't stop smiling, grinning and laughing, really I couldn't, and that's exactly what I hoped this book would do for me. Bounce!
This is one of those fun boos full of colourful pictures, mindful/decluttering quotes that just brightens the day. And it did make me smile. If you love positivity and unicorns then this is a great addition to the bookshelf. It also makes for a cute gift. Now I know what to get all my team mates for Xmas :)
Be a Unicorn and live Life on the Bright Side – Sarah Ford – 5/5 This is one of those books that would be great as a coffee table hardback edition. It’s humorous and colourful and I enjoyed reading it. It’s a childlike book that is aimed at all ages and would be a great read if you’re feeling down. The book is basically a humorous take on how to live like as a Unicorn with tips like “Read this book with a smile on your face.” Well between the words and the pictures it would be hard to not have a smile on your face when reading this book. At 100 pages this book can easily be read within an hour though its purpose is more to have lying around to dip into as the mood takes you.
This is a sort and cute book. In the beginning it have some rules on how and when you should read the book, and one of those rules is to read it with a smile on your face. Even if you defy that rule, you will end up with one when you put the book down. It is a simple book with the message to be your self. With cute drawings and examples, it manages to make me want to be my self, I want to be a unicorn too!
Most days I'm an Oscar the Grouch, but now I want to be a unicorn. A+ exactly what I needed. (Full disclosure: I received a free electronic ARC for review through NetGalley.)
First and foremost, I want to give this unicorn a standing ovation from first page to last. I love this book and as a life long unicorn aficionado, I am also the mama to a life long unicorn loving 11 year old boy but the publishing industry has often overly geared unicorn books to girls until now. I recommend this book to those that already are part of Team Unicorn and those that will soon become honorary members. This book is super crazy awesomeness exploding in glittery rainbows.
I absolutely adore this little book! All about positivity, with hilarious artwork, this book took me five minutes to read, but I actually took much longer if you count the times I had to put it down to laugh out loud. I grinned the entire time I was reading this and for someone with RBF that's quite painful! Whether you're looking for an interesting little coffee table book or a book you can pick up and flip to any page to brighten your day, you need this book. Everyone needs a copy of this book.
Simply fabulous. Everybody should have a copy of this book lying around for when they need a bit of a pick-me-up or a reminder of just how amazing they really are. 5/5 stars.
Such a cute fun book! I liked all of the little sayings and got a chuckle from the illustrations. I can see this being a cute gift book to give to a friend.
Everyone needs a little more unicorn attitude in their lives. This book is joyful, full of cute illustrations, and it provides life advice. What's not to love? I will be buying this book as gifts for friends and family, and I will also buy it as a present to me from me. I don't often give 5 star reviews, but this is a great book about unicorns and it deserves even more than 5 stars!
This is a sweet book filled with positivity and joy, but it's another of those books that I am left wondering what the purpose of it is. Once you've flicked through it once, what do you do with it? It might make a thoughtful book for anyone who is struggling to remain positive and needs a boost, or a stocking filler present. I love the brightly coloured images of unicorn, and the font is a great choice. But as all of the little bits of information are about 'unicorn', I didn't get as much positivity from this book as I had hoped!
This was a fun read. It was nice getting into the world of Unicorn and seeing his positive attitude. It put me into a good mood. This book might be good for leaving aside and picking it up when in need of a mood-lifter, but I can see myself memorizing the lines and losing the magic if I read it too much.
This is just a fun book. It’s advice from one unicorn to another. It would make a fun gift for someone who needs a pick-me-up.
A beautifully illustrated and fun book reminding oneself to be joyful! Sweet and adorable images and passages will put a smile on your face and some sass in your trot! Be a unicorn 🦄
After reading this charmingly illustrated book, I definitely want to be like Unicorn! If you are feeling down or stressed, pick up this book and revel in the sweet, funny drawings and uplifting writing. I know this book has put a smile on my face every time I have looked at it. Read the book, smile, giggle a little, and be like Unicorn.
This was already on my stack when I saw someone else talking about it earlier today. I wasn’t planning to read it just yet because I was in the middle of some more pressing reviews, yet here we are. I simply couldn’t resist any longer, and I’m so glad I didn’t. This short graphic novel/illustrated book, whatever you call it, was awesomeness wrapped up in cotton candy goodness! Need a smile? Read this book. From the colorful illustrations to the witty advice this is a book filled to the brim with positivity that’s sure to delight readers of all ages. Let loose, live a little, and be a unicorn! Thanks to the author, publisher, and NetGalley for providing me with an advanced copy for review. This is one to get in print to read over and over again.
Be a Unicorn & Live Life on the Bright Side by Sarah Ford is a fun little book that is perfect for someone who needs a smile. While this isn't my typical genre, it's something I will read again and plan on purchasing for a few friends in the future.
As always, I love a title that tells you everything you can expect from the book. There’s not much more to say about it. Everything is positivity, puppies and rainbows. “Eat the cake, but also eat the kale” kinda stuff. All pretty simplistic, but I imagine people often forget. “Unicorn loves to feel the rain on his cheeks.” No, not those. . . okay, those too. And there’s an obligatory Trump joke, though a mild one. Some jokes are literal, like looking at the bigger picture. Then you get what you’d never thought you’d see, a unicorn on a stripper pole. The artwork, especially the unicorn, is pretty rudimentary, though he does have the multi-colored horn. 3.5 pushed up to 4/5
This is a light-hearted book about enjoying life. It is fun and quirky. Who doesn't love unicorns and what they do in life? Just plain fun!!
Oh my gosh this book is wonderful!! The book has a set of poems about a unicorn and his life. Each poem is accompanied with a cute picture and I giggled the whole time while reading it. It's definitely appropriate for children and adults alike!
Be a Unicorn & Live Life on the Bright Side is a graphic novel full of cuteness and positivity! On every page there’s a little piece of advice and a cute unicorn to represent that advice. When I saw the cover, I knew that I was going to love this book. I didn’t need a synopsis or know the author, a unicorn is enough! And I was right! Be a Unicorn & Live Life on the Bright Side is such a cute and easy read. I love unicorns and you also get some good advice, so that’s a plus! Be a Unicorn & Live Life on the Bright Side makes you instantly happy and that’s just what I need! For someone struggling with anxiety and depression, it’s nice to read something light, funny and cute. I think everyone will enjoy this graphic novel because it’s about unicorns and there are these cute drawings with a lot of colour. Be a Unicorn & Live Life on the Bright Side makes your day and I hope that Sarah Ford will write a sequel or something similar!
There's nothing bad to say about this sweet book. The rules are simple. Always read the book with a smile on your face, not on the toilet (a unicorn would never do that), it's not for non believers and to spread the love. I'm not sure it's possible to get through this without smiling. The illustrations are adorable, the pages are full of fun pictures and quotables. Read the Unicorn's 10 rules for a good life and try to be a little more like a unicorn. I think we all need it.
Awww, such a cute book! I wonder how many times you would feel the urge to reread it, since is quite short and full of drawings, but as a one-time mood booster it works just fine. The unicorn is very pretty, and the rest of the artwork is really well done. I think the book would be very interesting for children. or a gift for a unicorn-crazy person.
Loved reading this book , very interesting points that I will definitely use
Sarah Ford's "Be a Unicorn & Live Life on the Bright Side" is truly a breath of fresh air! From the adorable cover illustration (which put me under a spell) and witty lines to Anita Mangan's dorky (but extremely loveable) illustrations, this book is a little bible for those who want live their lives with a spark of optimism. It's a short book and a good read, but do yourself a favor and read it slowly. My personal favorite would probably be "Unicorn loved to feel the rain on his cheeks." You need to figure out why. I promise it will make you love the book too! After reading this book three times (well, because three's a charm), it made me want to be a unicorn. I'd probably be a unicorn from now on. Thanks to NetGalley for providing an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review! The same review was posted on my Goodreads page.
THANK YOU to the author and Netgalley for giving me the opportunity to read this magnificent little book. I am still smiling! Like the unicorn I also find rubbing cats's ears to be therapeutic and am happiest when I don't step in the poop. This book just made me happy! I loved the colors and illustrations and just slowing down to enjoy a little unicorn magic in my life.
"Be a Unicorn and Live Life on the Bright Side" by Sarah Ford is purely awesome. It's fun to read and will have you smiling from cover to cover. The illustrations are absolutely adorable and lovely, and the message of the book is brought out and portrayed extremely well. It makes you want to turn page after page after page and just read about the unicorn's adventures. It shows the appreciation in the simple things in life that some have yet to stop and stare. Like the feeling of the rain or the smell of lavender in a field. The unicorn is the main character and might remind some of a small child (just with four legs and is quieter), having a contagious smile and loving the small moments that occur often. "Be a Unicorn and Live Life on the Bright Side" makes you want to smile until your cheeks hurt and go outside and enjoy it. Instead of reliving the happy moments, it makes you want to make more. Overall, I give "Be a Unicorn and Live Life on the Bright Side" by Sarah Ford 4/5 stars for the wonderful illustrations and the cutesy way of telling everyone to smile more and to be happier. I would recommend this book to anyone, child, teen or adult for any occasion like birthdays or holidays. Anyone reading this will have trouble not having fun while flipping the pages.
This book is so bright and cute! It's nice to see a book targeted at adults in the form of a children's picture book. Unicorn is upbeat, confident and happy. This book is all about unicorn's positivity when looking at the world. It's uplifting and sure to brighten up a bad day.
Be a Unicorn is a cute tale of living your life to your best ability.
This book is not only about a unicorn, but it is a unicorn! It’s uplifting, delightful and guaranteed to put a smile on your face. It would make a great gift to a friend in need of a smile or laugh. The illustrations are equally as delightful and adorable as the text.
What a gorgeous little book, the colours and set up are delightful and it certainly lit up my day. I have purchased a copy for a relative since reading this. I adore the characterisation of the unicorn, very cute, and you'd be hard pressed not to smile, or even give a chuckle whilst reading this. The Unicorns Rules for a Good Life are an excellent source of advice on the way to live your life. Heart warming, self caring and very positive. I love them and have already returned to them a good few times. This is definitely a very positive, funny, and loveable book for any fan of Unicorns, and/or those in need of a bit of self care. A great gift idea. I will be sharing the love! Thank you to Netgalley and Sarah Ford for my advance copy in return for my honest opinion.
Review copy provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This was so fun and full of words of wisdom! A book of positivity!
This is a fun book that would work for both adults and children. For an adults, it is a reminder of things that will help them live happier. For kids, it'll be a colorful book with advice that won't seem like advice because the colorful illustrations will be their main focus, and the message of the words can slip in without seeming preachy.
So inspirational and powerful. I am happy I got to read this book early. I love unicorns and the way they are used here is very important.
This was just the mood boost I needed and I can't wait to buy a copy. So cute, so well illustrated, and so much fun.
This is the cutest book with the most adorable unicorn art. It’s full of positivity and joy. I’ll be buying this for my kiddoes.
That was highly entertaining, and I'm sure to use it in some of my classes!
Unicorn is full of love and positivity, be like Unicorn! This is a cute gift book with great advice, like enjoying the rainbow instead of wasting time looking for pots of gold. But be warned, Unicorn's contagious smile is a little bit scary.
This was a completely delightful book. Ok, it was more than that - I finished reading it and I can't stop smiling. (I mean, look at that cover!!) This is mostly a picture book and is about 100 pages. It is about Unicorn and his rules of life and how to (as the title says) live life on the bright side. It is smart, and wise, cute and basically hilarious. (There were a few times I was laughing so hard, I had tears running down my cheeks!) Let's face it, things sorta suck these days - there is bad news every day or so it seems. It is easy to get sad and feel bad about things. In my opinion, anything that can bring joy to your day is very welcome. This book did just that. I mean, unicorns are awesome. But Unicorn (in this book) is super cool. He is totally a unicorn I would like to hang out with. We share a love of cake, Morrisey and Frida Kahlo and colouring. I feel like we would be BFFs. (Right....it's not an actual real person or unicorn!) If you are looking for something to put a smile on your face, this is the book for you. I do feel like I could go back to this if I needed a smile. I also think it would be a cute gift for a friend who needs a pick me up. I rated this 4/5 stars on Goodreads. Full disclosure: I received this eARC from NetGalley for a fair and honest review. (Thanks NetGalley!)
This cheerful gem is filled with bright colors and playful unicorns. The adorable pictures of the unicorns are accompanied by funny little sayings are sure to bring out your inner unicorn. It's a welcome retreat from a stressful world, and fun, short read that you could enjoy over a cup of coffee or tea.
A lovely short romp of happiness with unicorn. There’s loads of lovely funny illustrations and funny little skits. A very short read but perfect for anyone who needs a wee pick me up.
Did you know that unicorns live on a diet of cake and kale? Or that they find stroking a cat very therapeutic? Me neither. And I'm not sure of whether this makes me a unicorn or not. It sounds pretty much like me. Be a Unicorn is a funny little book that definitely brightened up my day. It follows how Unicorn lives on the bright side and his favourite things to do. It has cute little illustrations on most pages of Unicorn doing the things he loves, including spreading his infectious smile to not only the characters in the book, but to me as well. As someone who is obsessed with unicorns, I loved this book to bits. I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley for an honest review, and I'm sure I will keep going back to this book for smiles, and I'm definitely sure that it would make a great little present for some of my friends (or unicorns).
On a very rainy dark day in Wales I read this book and it's cheered me up so I wanted to share my love for this book for the other unicorn lovers out there or anyone that wants some cheery cuteness in their lives right now. This is a colourful fun book filled with positivity and a smiling unicorn who occasionally laughs till she wees. I will be buying a physical copy for my bookshelf to look whenever I need a boost of joy and positivity.
This is such a happy little book!! I love this unicorn, his wisdom, his humor, and the fun drawings that accompany the text. Adults and children alike will love this book - it's impossible to read it and not smile and feel uplifted! A reminder of the marvels of positivity, self-care, and knowing that you are perfect just the way you are. Things may go wrong, but there's something good waiting for you just around the corner. So read this book and be a unicorn - it would be awesome if we had a world full of unicorns!! Many thanks to NetGalley and Andrews McMeet Publishing for allowing me to read an E-ARC of this wonderful little book!!
Cute and uplifting positive phrases to brighten your day. Makes you smile.
What a super book. I honestly thought that I was going to dislike it but it had the total opposite effect. It is silly, funny and thoughtful. The ideas is positivity made me chuckle. I am now off to become a unicorn!
This cute and little book will indeed make anyone happy because it contains adorable illustrations and a lot of motivational advice. The recommendations are the usual ones we always hear and read but, the unicorn is a great addition to put a smile on anyone's face. If you're looking for mood booster, this picture book might be the solution you're looking for. It will not only cheer you up, it will also uplift your self-esteem and will inspire you to do what is good and right.
I can't stop reading books like this one -- warm and hearty and soulful and inspiring and simple and colourful. See, I can't even stop abusing the adjectives now. We are all mythical creatures in some way, so this book is for us.
One Line Review: My smile didn't leave my face and don't worry, I didn't read it in the toilet. This book is a bursting bubble of joy. Every page is filled with sunshine and rainbows. If you're ever having a bad day, pick this up and it will definitely turn that frown upside down. I don't normally read self help books, but this one was disguised by this optimistic unicorn that it just couldn't be helped. This book is filled with wonderful advice. It's random nature and cute illustrations make for a great read. If you're into getting a huge boost of self-esteem in just a few minutes, then this unicorn is here for you.
This will definitely be given to a number of friends as Christmas presents this year, it has the most joyful and warm feel to it as well as being beautiful to look at and funny to read. I loved the illustrations which were just a little bit rude in places, and the bold colours were perfect. Although a fun book - I really liked the ideas and suggestions for how to live a more contended life and see the good in the world. It fits well with my personal philosophy and I do think I would enjoy looking at it many times, particularly on a rainy day - perhaps after some colouring!
If you're looking for a gift to cheer someone up, including yourself, this little volume should do the trick. It's filled with life advice inspired by Unicorn, who demonstrates these life lessons via colorful chuckle-inducing drawings (illustrated by Anita Mangan). At first, I was prepared for Hallmark-level syrupy cuteness overload, but the lessons have a goofy sense of humor to them that I love. My favorite: "Unicorn enjoyed dressing for dinner; today he was Morrissey, but tomorrow he had big fans for Frida Kahlo." Basically, the book succeeded at making me smile and laugh, and generally feel like, yeah, I shouldn't be so hard on myself and laugh at life more the way Unicorn does. Unicorn knows. I'll definitely be giving this gift book to friends who need more Unicorn in their life.
This is such a lovely book. Beautiful illustrations with lovely words. Ideal for children and adults alike. My daughter adored this book.
Absolutely adorable and hilarious. Definitely be a unicorn!
Interesting book. New ideas and a hilarious perpective of the life
Super cute, and a fast read. Good if you need a bit of a pick up, and I loved the illustrations!
While I was very much so looking forward to reading and reviewing this book, it unfortunately was archived by the publisher before I was able to read it.
Ahhhh unicorns are my favourite and this little nugget is a happy read
I am just going to write a short review on this as it was not exactly the type of book or novel I write about on my blog. Anyway - I needed this book. I've been feeling down and lazy lately but this was very cute with little positive affirmations throughout. It would make a great little Secret Santa gift, stocking filler, or birthday present for a coffee table book! It's definitely one for all who need a positive message and a colourful unicorn in their life.