Jake and the Purple Unicorn

Jake's Dreamland

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Pub Date 22 Dec 2021 | Archive Date 23 Oct 2022

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Description

What happens when Jake falls asleep? The dreaming starts and his adventure begins!

This particular night he meets a beautiful purple unicorn and she takes him on the ride of his life. Hop on for a crazy adventure filled with so many different animals you'll lose count.

This is the first book in the "Jake's Dreamland" series which contains books that are purely ridiculous and insanely fun to read for all ages! It is the perfect bedtime story which starts off with a dream...and ends with a question.

What happens when Jake falls asleep? The dreaming starts and his adventure begins!

This particular night he meets a beautiful purple unicorn and she takes him on the ride of his life. Hop on for a...


A Note From the Publisher

Hardcover, paperback and ebook available.

Hardcover, paperback and ebook available.


Advance Praise

'Children will relate to the endearing canine at the center of this zany adventure'. - Kirkus Reviews


'Chris Hardy has authored an instant hit for children. Her ability to keep a child's attention is impressive. Her story about Jake will entertain children and those reading the story to them'. - Readers' Favorite

'Children will relate to the endearing canine at the center of this zany adventure'. - Kirkus Reviews


'Chris Hardy has authored an instant hit for children. Her ability to keep a child's attention is...


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ISBN 9781736323540
PRICE $16.99 (USD)

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Featured Reviews

I read this to my kids, who enjoyed it very much! Jake has a wonderful dream where he meets Gwen, a purple unicorn. Gwen flies him undersea and they share a wonderful adventure. The colors are bright and the story is told in rhyme. Thank you to NetGalley and Book Social for a copy.

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Jake and the Purple unicorn by Chris Hardy is a cute children’s book with wonderful illustrations. I love unicorns and I see my granddaughter loving the unicorn in the book too.

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Jake and the Purple Unicorn by Chris Hardy is a cute story about Jake, a dog, heading off to dreamland looking for an adventure underwater with Gwen, the Purple Unicorn.
I love all the animals Jake encounters; the illustrations are cute and the activities they are all doing is fun. I like the rhyming writing style, helps my children stay interested as we read along.


Thank you NetGalley and Publishing for the ARC in exchange for my honest review.

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Jake and the purple unicorn was an adorable story about Jake heading off to dreamland and going on a grand adventure undersea with Gwen. Fun illustrations, beautiful colors, and an adorable pup! My kids loved it and we’ll have to look for more Jake adventures! Thank you NetGalley for our copy!

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Love the premise of a dog’s dreams guiding the adventure! Being able to tag along in the travels to the wacky underwater is a treat for all readers!

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My son, who is 6 years old, could read this with confidence. He thoroughly enjoyed the book and in his own words described it as awesome! He loved the graphics and thought they were a bit crazy, hence lots of giggles.

Jake is a great character and the story is relatable to both girls and boys. The story is completely mad, but captures children's imagination.

I particularly liked the rhyming language used to help develop his reading.

We did notice a mistake on point 33 ' you can start it's way day'. DS stated ' that doesn't make sense'

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Well we absolutely love Jake and the Purple Unicorn in our house!

I read it to my 5 year old son at bedtime and now he requests it every night. We love the story and all the cute illustrations and we cannot wait for more books in this series.

Thank you to NetGalley and BooksGoSocial for my ARC.

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Such a lovely book, especially for my unicorn loving girl who has just started understanding dreams. We'll be reading this over and over, I feel.

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What a great book for kids. The story is imaginative and fun - all kids love unicorns and make believe sea creatures! The rhymes keep the story moving and makes it so fun to read aloud. The illustrations are delightful. This nana loved this book!

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Jake is a dog and we have joined him on his adventure. my 5-year-old has enjoyed reading this book. He has enjoyed seeing the different pictures of animals and Jake the dog in the book. He found it so funny when the toad was driving the car. This is a very suitable book for younger readers the language is easy to read and the story is easy to follow for this age range. We thoroughly enjoyed the story and meeting all the different creatures my son discussed the pictures in depth as he through enjoyed the illustrations.
'This is a good story ' M.Aged 5

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Adorable children book. Cute cover and yes it fits the book. 5 star book. Highly recommend it. My daughter loved it. She actually picked it out. Most likely gonna read it more than once.

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I read this aloud to my daughter tonight and she really enjoyed the unicorn and giggled at some of the under sea characters.

Her thoughts:
“The unicorn took him under water but how did they breath? Was it really a dream?”
“I like books that rhyme!”

Thank you Netgalley and BooksGoSocial for the gifted digital copy. Opinions are my own!

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This children's book's illustrations are so pretty! I loved the story and I would love to see more works from the artist and author!

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Jake and the Purple Unicorn is a rhyming picture book following Jake, an adorable dog, and what happens during his dream one night. It's suitable for all ages, and is sure to appeal to young children thanks to its lovely, easy to follow storyline and bright pictures.

Some of the rhymes are really delightful and fun to read aloud. One of my favourite lines, for example, is 'they saw wizards and lizards and goats on floats', which describes what Jake and the unicorn saw under the sea. Some other rhymes don't work quite as perfectly, or perhaps could have been tweaked a little more to change the wording, but are still charming.

My main takeaway from this book, however, is that the illustrations truly do the story proud - particularly during the underwater scenes. Personalities shine through for all the background characters and seeing the animal cinema showing 'Paws' (as opposed to 'Jaws') really did make me smile.

I also loved seeing a photograph of the real Jake right at the end of the book. He is the author's dog, and looks exactly like the drawings! That made the story even more enjoyable for me, since I'm a huge fan of dogs, and I think children will also appreciate seeing the real-life inspiration for the main character. I'd happily read more stories from the new Jake's Dreamland series, so will keep an eye out for them!

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This is a nice book to cultivate the imagination. Cute and vibrant illustrations. Jake and all of the characters are adorable. 5 stars!

Thank you so much, NetGalley, for this wonderful ebook.

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Thank you Netgalley for this wonderful ARC

I have nothing negative to say about Jake and the purple Unicorn.

The pictures are full of color and imagination. The writing brings you into Jake's dream works and it's limitless possibilities. I must say I looked for the Squirrel in every page.

A wonderful story that reminds us how wonderful our imagination. It also makes on wondering if our own dog is meeting a purple Unicorn when she runs in her sleep.

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This is a book about a doggies dream of a unicorn friend. It was silly with vivid illustrations. It was fun an rhyming. My kids enjoyed it.

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My 3 year old loved this story of the “cute puppy” Jake and his dreamland visit to the ocean. The story rhymes and is fun for young readers to understand. The pictures are vibrant and provide ability to ask questions about what young readers see or think will happen next.

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Jake and the Purple Unicorn is a cute, colorful and vibrant book! Dream along with Jake the dog and his friends on fun adventures. Thank you to NetGalley for the Advanced Readers Copy.

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