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You Don't Want a Unicorn!
by Ame Dyckman and Liz Climo


Overview - Be careful what pet you wish for in the newest picture book from fan-favorite author Ame Dyckman and rising-star illustrator Liz Climo. When a little boy throws a coin in a well asking for a pet unicorn, he has no idea what kind of trouble he's in for.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Be careful what pet you wish for in the newest picture book from fan-favorite author Ame Dyckman and rising-star illustrator Liz Climo.When a little boy throws a coin in a well asking for a pet unicorn, he has no idea what kind of trouble he's in for. Unbeknownst to him, unicorns make the absolutely worst pets: they shed, they poke holes in your ceiling, and they make a big mess. With a knowing wink from Ame Dyckman, creator of Wolfie the Bunny and cheerful illustrations from Rory the Dinosaur creator and Tumblr star Liz Climo, this rollicking story shares all of the ways a pet unicorn can ruin your life, and is sure to have readers in stitches.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780316343473
  • ISBN-10: 0316343471
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Publish Date: February 2017
  • Page Count: 40
  • Reading Level: Ages 3-6
  • Dimensions: 10.1 x 10.1 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Animals - Dragons, Unicorns & Mythical
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Humorous Stories
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Themes - Friendship

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-12-12
  • Reviewer: Staff

Unicorns: splendiferous magical delight or mythological menace? Dyckman (Horrible Bear!) suggests the latter in this cautionary tale. After a boy wearing an I unicorns T-shirt tosses a coin into a fountain, a white unicorn with a voluminous purple mane manifests in a shower of rainbows and stars. The boy is delighted, the unseen narrator not so much. Sure, having a unicorn seems funat first, the narrator says. Fine! Its awesome, okay?! But this admission is followed by several negatives: unicorns shed, slice furniture to ribbons, and cant be housetrained. Climo (the Rory the Dinosaur books) creates gleeful unicorn havoc in her droll cartoons as the boys new pet sheds golden sparkles, belches rainbows, and more (readers will never look at cupcakes the same way after the house-training scene). After an ultradestructive unicorn party involving a herd decked out in bows, leg warmers, and sunglasses, the boy learns his lesson (sort of). The ending fizzles, but theres a lot of mischievous fun to be had getting there. Ages 48. Authors agent: Scott Treimel, Scott Treimel N.Y. Illustrators agent: Kathleen Ortiz, New Leaf Literary & Media. (Feb.)

 
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