The Unicorn and the Mermaid

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Pub Date 01 Aug 2023 | Archive Date 07 Dec 2023

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Picture Book.

Orla the unicorn loves to grant wishes for children. She works hard every single day, until one day when her powers don’t work. She visits a magical mermaid named Esme to see what could have happened. They find that Orla was burned out from working too hard and needs to have some fun! Esme helps Orla get her magic back through some fun in the ocean. This book about rest and play will relate to readers who sometimes feel overwhelmed by their commitments and obligations.

Picture Book.

Orla the unicorn loves to grant wishes for children. She works hard every single day, until one day when her powers don’t work. She visits a magical mermaid named Esme to see what could...

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ISBN 9781538393987
PRICE $26.27 (USD)

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Unicorns and mermaids on a journey to find magic!

Orla the unicorn suddenly can’t grant wishes. She seeks help from Esme the mermaid, and on their journey they try to figure out what is happening to the unicorn.

Such a cute little read about the power of resting and having fun; it’s important to not work yourself until you are burned out. This picture book for young readers will teach them about having fun and resting is an important factor in life. The illustrations are absolutely stunning with the story!

Happy reading!♥️

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Read this with my 7 year old for she is a huge fan of both unicorns and mermaids!

She says: "I liked how they went under the water and spoke with the octopus with all the books. I learned that the unicorn has magic to grant wishes but to keep her magic she needs to rest and have fun."

I enjoyed the illustrations very much! It was an adorable book and perfect for those 1st and 2nd graders just learning how to read.

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This picture book is for all the young ones who loves unicorns, mermaids and princesses! How wonderful to see the message of “relax and enjoy life” expressed by fantasy creatures that kids already love. The style of the artwork and the font of the text were lovely to behold.

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Such a cute story my girls loved it asked to read it again and again. Thank you to NetGalley for this opportunity.

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Thank you so much for letting me read The Unicorn and the Mermaid via Netgally. I throughly enjoyed the illustrations and playful yet goal oriented Esme. The story was a great quick read that children of young ages will enjoy.

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This was a cute book about a unicorn learning the lesson of resting enough so that she can keep her creative juices alive. I enjoyed reading it with my daughter!

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The Unicorn and the Mermaid by Claire Philip and illustrated by Héloïse Mab is a delightful picture book with an important message that is sure to resonate with children and adults alike.
Mab's beautiful and colourful illustrations are perfect for Philip's story of a magical creature who grants children's wishes seeking help from another magical creature to solve the problem of why her powers have failed her. It's a story about the importance of asking for help from friends, and of taking time for oneself to rest and recharge. This is a particular message in this non-stop, busy world where even a child's time can be planned with so many activities that pure play and fun can fall to the wayside.
The story is simple, yet powerful, and is sure to become a family favourite.
I am happy to have received an ARC of #TheUnicornandtheMermaid from #NetGalley.

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This was a charming children's picture book. I thought the story was simple and easy to read, while still being very fun and entertaining. The illustrations were bold, colourful, and lovely to look at. If you have small children who enjoy stories about unicorns, or mermaids, or indeed both, I think they would really like this book.

Thank you to NetGalley and the publishers for a free copy to review.

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My daughters and I loved this! The unicorn taking an adventure into the ocean was unique. I loved the message too.

The illustrations are gorgeous. My daughter loved the colors and all! Definitely will recommend to others.

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Any mermaid or unicorn loving little will enjoy this read. Orla the unicorn loves granting wishes, but she never takes a rest. One day her magic goes away! How will she get it back? A book about the importance of rest, self care and having fun to keep your sparkle in tip top shape.

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Thank you to NetGalley and the publishing team who have lent me a copy of the book for review.

This is a fun tale of a unicorn who over works herself. She grants wishes from children and never takes a day off. It cause her to lose her magical powers and go on an adventure to get them back…with a mermaid friend. My daughter liked the book; she’s almost 3.

Recommend to families with little girls!

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