When I was a child I was obsessed with all fantasy creatures, especially dragons. A close second to my dragon obsession were unicorns. Now that I have children of my own I am thrilled that I get to introduce magical creatures to them and I am equally thrilled that there are so many wonderful unicorn books and products out right now. Unicorn pajamas? Unicorn toys? Unicorn books? Yes, yes and YES!
“Uni the Unicorn” and “Uni the Unicorn and the Dream Come True” by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Brigette Barrager- Uni is a personal favorite of mine. She is full of optimism and belief and her the little girl she becomes friends with is just as sweet. Each of these books is full of magic and rainbows and won’t disappoint any unicorn fan.
“Not Quite Narwhal” by Jessie Sima- This is the darling story of a unicorn who is raised with narwhals and believes themselves to be one until one day they come across unicorns. When faced with the truth this little unicorn knows that both worlds can be embraced and love knows no boundries.
“That’s Not My Unicorn” by Fiona Watt and Rachel Wells- This board book is perfect for the youngest unicorn fans and features fun touch and feel elements as well as short, simplified text. It is just as cute as you would suppose.
“A Unicorn Named Sparkle” by Amy Young- In this story a little girl longs for a unicorn and orders one to arrive by post. When it arrives it is nothing more than a goat, but the little girl couldn’t care less. She proves that being loved is enough to make anyone or anything special.
“Thelma the Unicorn” by Aaron Blabey- This one is fantastic! It is about a horse who wants to badly to be a unicorn and truly believes that if she was she would be special. She creates a disguise to trick others, and almost herself, into believing that she has actually become one. However, the fame and attention isn’t all she thought it would be and in the end she learns that all you need to feel special is to be happy with yourself and treasure those who care about you.
“You Don’t Want a Unicorn” by Ame Dyckman and Liz Climo- Ready for a hilarious one? In this story the narrator warns a young child that he really doesn’t want a unicorn. Not heeding the warning, the little boy wishes for one and soon finds out that they are much more work than he expected. They poop cupcakes, host huge parties, and make terrible messes. This one is sure to have your little one laughing.
“Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great” by Bob Shea- Goat thought he was pretty great, until unicorn came around. It seemed that unicorn could do everything better than him and goat gets terribly jealous. However, in the end, goat learns that they each have their own strengths and weaknesses and that comparisons with someone else are never a good idea. The illustrations in this one are lots of fun and the story is playfully written.
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