Unicorn (and Horse)

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Pub Date Apr 01 2018 | Archive Date Jul 13 2024

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A best-selling (and kid-favorite) picture book about friendship that was published in 2018.

Unicorn is a unicorn. And Horse is, well . . . not.

Horse is brown. Horse is plain. And Horse can't stand the unicorn he shares a pen with. Unicorn dances. Tra la la! Horse does not. Blah blah blah. But when robbers kidnap Unicorn for a local circus, what will Horse decide to do? Packed with forty-eight pages of hilarious illustrations and deadpan wit, Unicorn (and Horse) is a funny yet endearing lesson on envy with one important truth: We are sometimes unicorns. We are sometimes horses. And happiness doesn't always come from pink cupcakes for breakfast. 

A best-selling (and kid-favorite) picture book about friendship that was published in 2018.

Unicorn is a unicorn. And Horse is, well . . . not.

Horse is brown. Horse is plain. And Horse can't stand the...

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ISBN 9781945547768
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This book was so cute and had such a great message that could really do well in a home or classroom. As a teacher a story with great illustrations and a message that relates to my babies is all I need and this book had it!

The message is very clear:
We will run into many people that can do things that we can’t, attracts more friends than we do, or even looks different than we do. If we look at all the things we think are better than us this can cause jealousy and a dislike for that person. In the end though it’s important we recognize our own strengths and show kindness even when it feels hard!

That is such a big thing for kids and even adults! We struggle with comparing ourselves to others, but I love how this book targets kids to help teach them at an early age we all have something we are good in and we don’t have to compare ourselves.

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This ebook was made available for me to read and review by David W. Miles, Familius, and NetGalley.

The illustrator of this picture book is Hollie Mengert. The pictures are exaggerated for humor and very brightly colored. Making the experience inviting for the reader.

This delightful picture book is beloved of my grandkids. I had to read this three times. Once for each individual grandkid, I guess. This is about envy and is an enemies to friends' tales of horsey heroics. Enjoy!

Thank you to David W. Miles, Familius, and NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review this ebook. All opinions and viewpoints expressed in this review are my own.

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This was an adorable book about differences, envy, and friendship. I enjoyed reading this beautifully illustrated book with my toddlers and used it to talk with them about how we all have something special to contribute to the world, and that we shouldn’t compare ourselves to others.

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I LOVE Unicorn (and Horse), particularly Horse. This engaging picture book gives the reader the chance to explore feelings of jealousy and how that effects the characters. When Horse has a chance to save Unicorn, will the jealousy win or will Horse rise above to be a hero?

I have read this to several classes in my school library with sound effects on Novel Effect and they LOVED it, even a class that is ALL boys!

Get this book and read it to the kids in your life!

Thank you to Familius Books and Net Galley for the eARC!

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This was an adorable read! I loved the artwork and also the story itself. It was silly but also accurate for how kids would act if they were jealous. Very cute, and I can't wait to see the book in person when my library purchases it!

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Unicorn (and Horse) is a super silly picture book about an Unicorn, who seemingly has everything, and a Horse.. who does not.

The illustrations are adorable, and the writing was so engaging! I loved everything about this book. The book starts by comparing the unicorn & horse, but then takes a left turn into some high-stakes action, and that was super fun!

Overall, I thought this was a great read and a truly fun book. Thanks to NetGalley, Familius, and David Miles for the chance to read & review!

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A well done story about being different and how, just because you may not be the flashiest one in the heard or even the one that people gravitate to, doesn't mean you aren't just as important and just as special in your own way. Horse and Unicorn are polar opposites, and. Horse kind of feels left out because Unicorn is the one who gets all the attention. But eventually, that attention catches up with Unicorn and it's up to Horse to save the day.

The illustrations are lovely. Bright and colourful. And really fun. This is a great read aloud or learning to read picture book which shows how everyone is special and everyone is normal in their own way. Oh, and also, it's about friendship.

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Super cute! The first thing that drew my attention was the darling artwork. I love the style and it fits the chrming storyline perfectly. This short but very sweet little storybook is perfect for young readers or anyone who wants to know that being different from everyone is okay. This little book captures the essesnce of the message that you don't have to be anyone except yourself!

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My (6yo) son and I read this probably 5 times before bedtime.

What a joy this book is! The illustrations are magical and done perfectly.
We enjoyed the simplicity of the book and we often talk about the 'beat' that a book has, where it follows a certain rhythm. We really enjoyed the beat and then found it read by Awnies House on YouTube, so grabbed our copy (digital one) and read along.

My son struggles with reading so how simple this book was written out really helped him!

A fun, fantastic and enjoyable book all round. Thank you.

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First of all the illustrations in this book were beautiful! I read this with my 5 year old and she laughed consistently throughout the story. The humor was great, as well as the overall message. Knowing yourself and understanding yourself and jealousy. Jealousy is not a message I see often in children's books so I appreciated the message, my daughter and I both enjoyed the story. I would recommend.

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Unicorn (and Horse) is an endearing children's book about envy and friendship. Horse is kind of a curmudgeon. Unicorn is a cheery extrovert. Horse is brown. Unicorn has a beautiful rainbow mane and a sapphire horn. Horse eats hay. Unicorn eats pink cupcakes for every meal. Horse does not like Unicorn at all … but also maybe wishes he were just like him? When Unicorn is kidnapped, Horse is the only animal who can save the day. But does he even want to?

The illustrations in this book are fantastic. The animals are adorable, even (and perhaps especially) grumpy, plain Horse. Many of the drawings are done in bright rainbow colors and young children will likely love the vibrancy of the pictures. Horse's sour expressions are super cute too!

The lessons learned from Unicorn (and Horse) are overwhelmingly positive. Not only is Horse able to overcome his envy of Unicorn's seemingly perfect life, but he also realizes that he can be friends with someone who doesn't look or act like him (but maybe they have more in common than he initially thinks?). And even though Horse is plain, that doesn't mean that he can't be a hero!

The text is pretty simple with only a handful of words per page, although the youngest children in the targeted age group (3-7 years, according to Amazon) will most likely need this book read to them. School-aged readers won't come across too many difficult words, but there are a few (like “paddock” and “sapphire”) that might require assistance.

My overall rating: 4.25 stars, rounded down. If your child enjoys colorful books with adorable animals and hilariously grumpy main characters, you'll likely want to add this one to their collection.

Many thanks to NetGalley and Familius for providing me with a copy of this book to review. It's on sale now.

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This was very cute. We should all be teaching kids to love each others differences and support one another. The pictures are adorable, and I know my library kiddos will love this one.

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