It’s Unicorn’s first day back at school! But getting his classmates’ attention is proving challenging. Will Unicorn’s plan to wow them with lots of razzle-dazzle do the trick? Through playful illustrations and prose, Bob Shea shows that even unicorns can struggle to find their magic. Recommended By Matt K. , Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
You remember Unicorn. You know, Goat's friend? The one who can fly, make it rain cupcakes, and turn things into gold? On the first day of school, Unicorn expects to make his usual big splash. But no one pays him much attention — the other kids are much more interested in the latest trend in toys: rubber bands that look like other things. Unicorn comes up with a plan to get his mojo back, but his efforts turn out to be more annoying than impressive. Can Goat help him recover his magic, or is Unicorn destined to a life of mediocrity?
"The interactive components will have readers shaking and flipping - and most of all laughing - their ways through its pages. A wonderful rethinking of the picture book as its own character. Wacky, zany, and downright fun." Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)
"...Through his relatable, flawed hero, Shea suggests that one can be authentic and special without being a diva." Publishers Weekly
"...Shea's vibrant, energetic illustrations, jam-packed with scribbles and doodles, are just the right match for Unicorn's over-the-top plan (not content with making it rain cupcakes, Unicorn ups the ante with full-size, flaming birthday cakes — to his classmates' dismay)...This uproarious, entertaining look at attention, self-esteem, and being a good friend is sure to find an enthusiastic audience." Booklist
About the Author
Bob Shea (www.bobshea.com) is the author-illustrator of UNICORN THINKS HE'S PRETTY GREAT, the Dinosaur vs. series, three books about Ballet Cat, and several other picture books, including THE HAPPIEST BOOK EVER and THE SCARIEST BOOK EVER. He lives and works in Madison, Connecticut.