Uni the Unicorn: A Story About Believing

Title: Uni the Unicorn
Author:  Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Illustrator: Brigette Barrager
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: August 26, 2014
Genre/Format: Picture Book
Ages: 4-8


Uni is just like all the other unicorns . . . except for one thing: she believes that little girls are REAL. This magical story by Amy Krouse Rosenthal (author of I Wish You More) illuminates Uni’s not-so-fantastical dream and celebrates the sparkle of believing.

Uni the unicorn is told there’s no such thing as little girls! But no matter what the grown-up unicorns say, Uni believes that little girls are REAL. Somewhere there must be a smart, strong, wonderful, magical little girl waiting to be best friends. In fact, far away (but not too far away), a real little girl believes there is a unicorn waiting for her, too. This magical story of friendship reminds believers and nonbelievers alike that sometimes wishes really can come true.

About the Author: Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Amy Krouse Rosenthal is a real girl who likes to write things. She writes books for children like Spoon, Exclamation Mark, Duck!Rabbit!, Little Pea and Plant a Kiss. She writes all sorts of books for grown-ups, too. She divides her time between Chicago (far away, but not that far away) and whoisamy.com.

About the Illustrator: Brigette Barrager
Brigette Barrager is an artist, designer, and illustrator and writer of children’s books. She spent some time at Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios before taking the plunge into freelance illustration, where she’s lived happily ever after.  She resides in Los Angeles with her handsome husband, cute doggy, and terrible cat. Visit Brigette at brigetteb.com.

My Thoughts:
Being both a mom to little girls and boys, I have to say that this book without a doubt can appeal to both genders. This sweet story is the perfect length for keeping little one’s attention, and the colorful illustrations tell the story beautifully. If you have a beginner reader like I do, this is a wonderful book for them to either read to you, or to take turns reading with you.

Uni the Unicorn can be found at your local book retailer or online at stores like Amazon.


Samantha has been blogging for over 8 years and is a wife and homeschool mom of 4 from North Carolina.

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