Do You Believe in Unicorns? by Bethanie Deeney Murguia (9780763694685)
That must be a horse wearing a tall hat, right? It couldn’t be a unicorn in disguise. Perhaps it’s all in how you choose to see things. Maybe the horse is having a bad hair day? It could just like the color red. Yet even when the hat is removed, there’s still a question of whether you the reader believe in unicorns or not. So, do you?
This very simple book has text with a modern vibe that keeps the book firmly rooted in today rather than a mythical world. So the questions become whether young readers believe in unicorns right now, or not. The illustrations are a huge part of the book, particularly when the hat comes off. The horn question remains unanswered thanks to clever formations and shapes behind the animal’s head.
Funny and nicely designed for both horse and unicorn lovers. Appropriate for ages 3-5.
Reviewed from copy provided by Candlewick Press.
Here are the links I shared on Twitter this week:
11 Genuinely Terrifying Moments From Children’s Books
30 Children’s Books About Diversity That Celebrate Our Differences
Gran’s hilarious video has led to Wonky Donkey children’s book selling out
Is This an Exceptional Moment for Picture Books? | ShelfTalker
Must Have Books for Girl Leaders – https://t.co/6DyKWZKC9l
Survey: 50 percent of parents don’t read to their child every day
Three picture books that portray the lives of artists in glorious, living color:
“When I was a kid, as someone who refused to read until I was eighteen years old, it was poetry that saved my life – because it was less daunting, there were less words on the page, the white space felt a little less intimidating.”
The Pack Horse Librarians Of Eastern Kentucky – NPR
“I wanted to write about kids not dealing with violence or trauma, just falling in love, but still making some sort of political statement”: on ‘Pride,’ a Jane Austen-inspired YA romance set in contemporary Brooklyn
Rainbow Rowell unveils cover for first graphic novel, ‘Pumpkinheads,’ illustrated by Faith Erin Hicks – https://t.co/0dnj7Zx8z8