Monday, February 22, 2021

Margo's Musings: Are Little Girls and Unicorns Real?

Do our local librarians know my little sister, Margo, or what? The library is still doing curbside pickup and we look forward to the surprise books they add to our bag each week. They know that Margo loves unicorns and the picture book they shared has been read aloud at least ten times this week. Luckily, the book is so beautiful none of us minded all the readings! 

Uni is a happy unicorn. While she's a typical unicorn, she has her own special differences. She also believes that little girls are real. Everyone else believes they are only made up characters in stories, but Uni just knows in her heart that real girls exist, and she's determined to find one. Everyone talks about Uni like she is silly, but they know she will grow out of her thinking. Not too far away there is a little girl who just knows unicorns are real. Like Uni, people think the little girl will grow up and change her mind. Margo loved looking at all the pictures of Uni. She's been looking for unicorns everywhere since we stopped reading the book. She also seems very proud of being a little girl, like the one in the story. 

Uni the Unicorn by Amy Krouse Rosenthal is an adorable picture book that will beg to be read again and again. Uni is so sure of her belief that little girls are real, just like the little girl is so sure that unicorns are real. I do hope the two will find each other in the books that follow. The illustrations by Brigette Barrager are bold and beautiful. I love the bright colors, as they add even more magic to this sweet story. I love the way Uni and the little girl have similar experiences. I know this will be a big hit with anyone who loves unicorns. I have enjoyed many books by Amy Krouse Rosenthal in the past and this was another winner. I already know that Margo will be asking for a Uni the Unicorn book next week! Personally, I am excited to read one too. 


Has anyone else read Uni the Unicorn? Or have you read another book by Amy Krouse Rosenthal? We'd love to hear your thoughts!

Happy reading!

~ F

11 comments:

  1. Hiya - Unicorns always entrance us ... and so I can understand Margo's love for them ... and wouldn't it be wonderful to see one dancing by us now in these times. Thank you for introducing us to Amy and her books, as too Brigette and her illustrations ... all the best - Hilary

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  2. There are a whole lot of mythical beasts the author could write about as well.

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  3. How awesome that your library includes surprise books. This looks like a cute picture book.

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  4. How cute that the library sneaks in a surprise book. Aside from Unicorn Island the only other unicorn book that comes to mind is Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series by Dana Simpson. They're a graphic novel, described as similar to Calvin and Hobbes.

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  5. Love Unicorns sounds absolutely lovely and magical!!

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  6. What a wonderful twist. And a big, big hooray for a book where two mythical beasts find each other - and love each other as well.

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  7. This sounds another great Unicorn book :)

    All the best Jan

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  8. That looks really cute. I love the cover.

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  9. I can't imagine any better book for a young one than a book about unicorns:)
    Have a great one. Stay safe.

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  10. This is so precious! I have to get this one! Thank you! Big Hugs!

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