Happy Short Story Saturday, Reading Nook!
Today, we're reviewing the magical Uni the Unicorn by Amy Krouse Rosenthal.
This picture book absolutely made my heart sing, and I wanted to hug it after I was finished reading. I'm confident that you guys will love it as much as I will!
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published August 26th 2014 by Random House Books for Young Readers (first published January 1st 2014)
Format read: Finished copy via publisher
After reading Uni the Unicorn, I absolutely agree. This is a magical book that I'm so glad I've had the chance to review.
Rosenthal introduces us to Uni, a happy-go-lucky unicorn who dreams about being friends with a little girl. Even though Uni's friends and family tell her there are no such thing as little girls, Uni remains optimistic.
And for good reason! Because not too far away, there is a little girl who is dreaming of being friends with a unicorn. Even though her parents tell her that unicorns don't exist, she believes that she will meet and make friends with one.
Parents will absolutely appreciate Rosenthal's heartwarming message that it's important to dream big, even when there are those around you who tell you that your dreams are impossible to achieve. They will also likely appreciate the underlying emphasis that Rosenthal puts on the importance of a diverse and multi-cultural friendships - as you can't get more diverse than a friendship between a unicorn and a little girl!
The book is all the more magical by Brigette's drawings, who uses a nice mix of bold colors mixed with a glossy finish, that makes readers feel like they're fully immersed in Uni's world.
Bottom line: This is a heartwarming, thoughtful book with great messages and beautiful artwork, which will undoubtedly become a staple on family bookshelves for generations to come.