• Goldilocks

We’re Off To Find A Unicorn

Updated: Dec 9, 2019

I was very honoured to be asked by Owlet Press to review their new book “We’re off to find a unicorn” written by Eloise White and illustrated by Cory Reid. If you’ve read my previous blogs you’ll know how important I think reading with your children is, and that it plays a huge part in our everyday life. I’m always on the look out for new stories so was very excited for the arrival of this book...

And it didn’t disappoint 🙌🏽

Bright, fun, exciting and adventurous. You join a family as they explore the world looking for a mythical unicorn. Along the way they encounter many wild animals and explore lots of different lands, from Antarctica to the Jungle. I really liked that the animals they come across aren’t your “usual” wild animals (and are all in-fact endangered species), as it sparked curiosity in the boys and they wanted to learn more about them. The book is beautifully illustrated and the boys particularly enjoyed spotting the sneaky hidden unicorn on each page. Other aspects of the book worked really well too, the mixed race family, will different abilities was fresh to see, and as lots of unicorn books are aimed at just girls, it was nice that this wasn’t a stereotypical “girlie” book. My only tiny criticism, which is just a personal preference rather than anything else, is to do with the mixture of rhyme and non rhyme. I’m a huge fan of rhyming books, I find a real rhythm when I’m reading them that just helps the book flow, and I found the mixture in this book a little awkward to read and would have preferred rhyming throughout.

I definitely recommend this book for any little people who enjoy animals and adventure, there is something in it for everyone and it will be sure to ignite imagination and curiosity 🦄


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