Today I'll Be a Unicorn

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Pub Date 08 May 2018 | Archive Date 08 May 2018

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Description

Who wouldn't want to be a unicorn?

In this charming, super-sparkly board book, the stars of Phoebe and Her Unicorn celebrate the magical and enchanting world of being a unicorn, along with reminding young readers that being yourself is pretty great, too.

Who wouldn’t want to be a unicorn? You get to trot majestically through meadows, perch high up on rainbows, and wear tiaras made of starlight. Phoebe lists all the wonderful things she’ll get to do and can hardly contain her excitement about having a tail and magic horn. That is, until she learns that unicorns like to eat hay instead of pizza. Maybe she’ll be a unicorn tomorrow instead!
Who wouldn't want to be a unicorn?

In this charming, super-sparkly board book, the stars of Phoebe and Her Unicorn celebrate the magical and enchanting world of being a unicorn, along with...

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I love this board book, while simple it had a nice carefree vibe. I thought the illustrations had a nice simple elegance to them and were bright and fun. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone with young children.

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This was far shorter than I thought it would be. Still, I thought the images were very vivid and quite beautiful. I totally recommend for any parent, especially if your child loves unicorns!

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Yay! another Unicorn book! I love Dana Simpson and her Heavenly Nostrils series, and this book is for the younger Unicorn lover. It is a short (mostly picture) book about wanting to be a unicorn and all the fun things that unicorns get to do. I love these characters and this is a great way to introduce them to a younger audience in a fun way. It is simple and sweet and I loved the end pages.

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A popular book with the girls I’m sure. The book is of smart young girl who wishes to be a unicorn. It has funny ending which is young readers can relate to.

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Cute little story. Wish there was a little more to it, but my kids really enjoyed the artwork.

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Super cute book with gorgeous illustrations. That unicorn... LOVE. Nice and short so it's PERFECT for a bedtime story (especially when they want "just one more book, Mommy" and you really want them to just go to sleep... You know what I'm talking about.)

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Review to come in April on all sites mentioned in my profile. I received this book from Netgalley in exchange of an honest review. So I am normally not a big fan of the Unicorn/Heavenly Nostrils comics, but I just couldn't resist this one. It looked just too cute to ignore, plus I wanted to see the girl get to be a unicorn! The book tells us all about the little girl, how she dons a tail and a magic horn (tail stuck to her middle, horn is a headband with some cute ears and flowers) and then goes to prance around the fields, just like a unicorn. There are rainbows, sparkles, and more! But is being a unicorn really that fun? Haha, I am not going to tell you, but I do know that I was totally agreeing with the girl at the end. The book is quite short, just 12/14 pages, but it is packed with cuteness, glitter, colours and more! The art really shines in this one. It was definitely a very fun and cute read that I would recommend to everyone. Unicorn lovers unite!

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Lovely pictures and story. The illustrations are simple, but full of color; perfect for the younger crowd. The little girl gets to experience the magic of being a unicorn and then learns to love being a girl. Great message.

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The story was very sweet. I love the illustrations, they're very colourful and cute. I felt the story was too short but remembered that it was a board book and those are usually short. I read it to my daughters and they enjoyed it. Great way to introduce kids to these characters. Thank you for the chance to review the book.

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I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher- Who wouldn't want to be a unicorn? This super-sparkly board book celebrates the unique, magical, and enchanting world of being a unicorn. This was a really cute book although the sparkly-ness didn’t carry over to a digital copy. My niece adored the story and it will be a hard-copy book that will be in rotation for many months to come! I want to be a unicorn, too!

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Super cute story of a little girl who wants to be a unicorn (don’t we all!). The illustrations are gorgeous and engaging. Tiaras, rainbows, and unicorns are sure to please the biggest unicorn fan. At the hilarious end we discover that Pizza > Unicorn :) What a fun read! Perfect for the girlie girl or unicorn enthusiast (maybe even the diehard pizza fan) in your life.

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As usual, Dana Simpson writes a sweet story of Phoebe and her unicorn friends. I enjoyed the illustrations. My pre-school niece would love this. I can imagine having a discussion about same and different with her.

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Today I'll Be A Unicorn is such a cute read! The illustrations are adorable, bright, and very colorful! A short and sweet story perfect for little ones, but also one that older children will enjoy! This book will be a hit with all unicorn lovers big and small! In tough and sturdy board book form for all of those little hands that will be pouring all over it!

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Sweet little storybook - perfect for any child (and maybe a fanciful adult ;) that loves, or has ever wanted to BE a unicorn. Great pictures, quick read - can't wait to purchase for some of my own little friends <3 I was provided a copy of this book by Netgalley

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This book is about a little girl who wants to be a unicorn until she is confronted with the realities of unicorn food. The book is a junior version of Simpson’s Phoebe books. It has great illustrations done by Simpson and a cute but short storyline.

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Cute, short read about a girl who wishes to be a unicorn, until she learns that unicorns don't eat pizza. Lots of kids could/would relate to this; as there tends to be a fascination with unicorns. The pictures were vibrant in color. I'd definitely recommend to anyone that has a little girl. **I would like to thank the publisher, author, and Netgalley for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review.

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As a huge fan of the Phoebe and Her Unicorn series, I was excited to see this children's board book available on Netgalley. I enjoyed reading the brief story aloud to my four year old, who loved the illustrations and laughed at the ending. Filled with the illustrations and humor that older readers of Phoebe have come to know and love, it's a perfect introduction to the series for younger children or as a fun stand-alone story for anyone who loves unicorns ...and/or pizza!

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Today I'll Be a Unicorn by Dana SimpsonWould've been five stars if this book had been longer (8 pages!). There is a nice story of Marigold deciding that she is going to be a unicorn for a day but then deciding it is not for her. I'd call it an entrance drug to the Heavenly Nostrils series. Four stars This book comes out May 8 ARC kindly provided by NetGalley

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This was a very cute read, I'm doing a mythical creature books at bedtime story time in a few weeks and wish we had this book to add to the stories to choose from that night. I thought the ending was very cute. The first page had unicorn and horn so I got my hopes up for a rhyming book but even without rhyme I found it to be a cute board book for babies or toddlers.

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Thrilled to see a Phoebe and her Unicorn book for even younger readers! The brightly colored, almost hyper-saturated illustrations pop off the page, Being a board book, the story is short and sweet, but (spoiler!) special guest star pizza makes an appearance!

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TODAY I'LL BE A UNICORN was a quick, adorable and colorful board book. It shows an adorable little girl who wants to be a unicorn for a day, until she finds out that unicorns don't get to eat pizza but instead hay. The pictures are bright and will keep small children attentive.

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I found this book on Netgalley and the unicorn title made me read it immediately. I was a little disappointed when I noticed how short the book was, however, the illustrations are incredibly cute and the story is very funny and smart (I loved the pizza incident- who wouldn't postpone being a unicorn for pizza?). I would recommend this book for people with small children, I'm pretty sure they'd love it. I'm also curious to read more books written by Dana Simpson.

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Everyone wants to be a unicorn! Who doesn't want to walk on a rainbow! Cute, fun story with imagination.

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This was absolutely adorable! What little girl doesn't want to be a unicorn? I highly recommend this!

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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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I didn't expect that this graphic novel is just a 6-pages storybook for young kids. If you are familiar with the author Dana Simpson and her Heavenly Nostrils series, you knew already that the books target middle graders and young adults. As for "Today I'll Be a Unicorn," it is intended for kids ages 7 and below. Although this latest book by Simpson is for younger readers, fans of the graphic novel series will still love this release.

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Out in May is a new addition to the Phoebe and Her Unicorn series of books by Dana Simpson. Today I’ll Be a Unicorn is a board book aimed at preschoolers. It’s short, 12 pages, as typical of the format, and each two-page spread is one image of Phoebe and Marigold (the unicorn). There’s not a lot of art, but the concept is immediately understandable. Phoebe wants to be a unicorn, until she finds out what they eat. It’s cute and imaginative, introducing the characters to an audience too young for their comics. And who wouldn’t want to be sparkly and sit on rainbows?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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' 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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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 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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