#blogbookaday: You DON’T Want a Unicorn!

5 Aug

You DON'T Want a Unicorn!.jpgSummary:  “Be careful what pet you wish for in the newest picture book from fan-favorite author Ame Dyckman and rising-star illustrator Liz Climo.

When a little boy throws a coin in a well asking for a pet unicorn, he has no idea what kind of trouble he’s in for. Unbeknownst to him, unicorns make the absolutely worst pets: they shed, they poke holes in your ceiling, and they make a big mess. With a knowing wink from Ame Dyckman, creator of Wolfie the Bunny and cheerful illustrations from Rory the Dinosaur creator and Tumblr star Liz Climo, this rollicking story shares all of the ways a pet unicorn can ruin your life, and is sure to have readers in stitches.” (Taken from Goodreads)

Review: The narrator tries to warn a little boy that asking for a pet unicorn is just asking for a whole lot of trouble, but the little boy doesn’t listen and soon the reader finds out just how terrible unicorns can be as pets! And before you know it there’s a unicorn party in your living room and trust me, it’s not as much fun as you imagine it to be!

Personal Reaction: Ame Dyckman is one of those children’s authors that just gets it. She knows how to create a story that kids will love and that adults will also enjoy reading. She often makes sure there’s just enough humor in the text to get the kids giggling and is paired with illustrators who know how to take that text one step further to really make it fun! Liz Climo creates some really cute unicorns, each with their own style! If you’ve got a little one at home that loves unicorns or other imaginary creatures – this is a definite must read!

Title: You DON’T Want a Unicorn!
Author: Ame Dyckman
Illustrator: Liz Climo
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication Date: February 14, 2018

#blogbookaday (1)This is a new idea I’m trying on my blog this year that was inspired by @donalynbooks and @heisereads – to provide a brief review of a picture book every day of 2018. You’ll get a brief summary of the story, a review of the content, illustrations and theme, my personal reaction to the book and all the pertinent publication information! Enjoy!


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