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Unicorns can run on rainbows, so why can't they scribble?

This story is about a little girl who keeps hearing, "Never let a unicorn scribble!" But in her heart believes that people just don't understand how beautiful scribbling can be. She keeps trying to teach her unicorn to scribble but soon realizes this is more difficult then she anticipated. But instead of giving up,
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Kindle Edition, 17 pages
Published February 6th 2019 by Diane Alber Art LLC (first published February 2019)
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Mehsi
“Listen to me Unicorn,
WE DO NOT EAT CRAYONS!
We draw with them!”


I was in the mood for a picture book and so when I bumped into this one… well I just had to read it. Unicorns? Drawing? Crayons? Yas, please!

In this book a girl has a pet unicorn (lucky girl, I want one as well) and she is curious about why you should NEVER let a unicorn scribble. She decides to try it out but points to quote at the start of the review you can see where that leads. She even tries to show her how to scribble. I was li
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Antonio Alston
Feb 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Unicorns make beautiful masterpieces!

What a cute little book about a little girl and her unicorn. It’s a children’s book that teaches color and encourages creativeness.
Prasanna Vasudevan
Feb 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Simple story, colourful and playful

A very nicely illustrated book with a fun story. Liked the use of colours and my daughter loved the unicorn. :) Could have been a tad lengthier.
Cherry London
Mar 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another fabulous quirky and fun book your child would resonate with if you know what I mean. Kids just cannot resist scribbling with vibrant and colorful crayons, you know they make a mess on the walls right. This little one has a vivid imagination and a very curious mind, she is so cute and she knows what will happen if she scribbles on the wall. An amazing and fun little book that continues to teach kids about using their imaginations and having fun with it.
Heidi
Feb 01, 2021 rated it really liked it
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frogfairie
Dec 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love this book for its message about creativity and trying new things. The illustrations and use of color complement the story wonderfully.
Brittney
Apr 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Cute

I got this to read to my 5 year old tonight and he loved it so much he said (big smile included) "That's cute!" And proceeded to ask about the unicorn! This is a great and cute book! The art is amazing, the story is amazing!
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Pam Schmidt
Feb 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another fantastic book from the author of I’m Not Just A Scribble

This book is another reason why Diane Alber is my new favorite author of children’s books! She carefully weaves the following into her stories- art principles, believing in yourself, character traits, empathy and educational standards.
This book specifically brings in how imagination plays into a child’s learning. The main character also is figuring out how to adapt the skill of being able to color with a crayon to the unicorn’s li
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Anna
Apr 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: prek-books
This was a fun book! I feel like kids will really enjoy this book being read to them. The illustrations are digitized, but cute. The main reason this book caught my eye was because of the colorful cover and that it is about a unicorn. Love unicorns! This book did not disappoint. It has a bit of magic to it and who wouldn't want a unicorn as a pet who also makes art?? I low-key want this book for my preschool classroom.
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Stacie Ebnet Dietz
Feb 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sweet Start of Scribble Art!

Loving the message that art can be as simple as rainbow scribbles! My students will enjoy this playful unicorn character and the girl’s solution to the crayons disappearing! A must for a fun read-aloud for children! The vivid illustrations bring this story to life!
patsy bunfill
Mar 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I knew it! Unicorns CAN scribble!

Absolutely adorable book! Simple and creative art work with a great story to follow along. It’s such a fun and happy book! Now I’m going to purchase the hard cover for my 8 year old granddaughter. Love!
Lisa
May 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Cute

My kids loved this book. Colorful and cute and there was a lesson in the book as well. Who doesnt love unicorns?
Gail
Oct 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book will bring a sparkle to unicorn lovers.
BookDrunkard
Feb 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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2019

In this book, we meet a young girl who has a unicorn. Everyone tells her she should NOT let her unicorn scribble. She doesn't understand this though, because unicorns ride rainbows and are magic! They should be able to scribble if they so choose. She decides to let her unicorn scribble with a pink crayon - but the unicorn eats it! It's the girl's favorite color! She's beginning to see why you should never let a unicorn scribble.

She then decides that maybe the unicorn just doesn't k
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Noah Rachal
Oct 21, 2020 rated it liked it
Well this story was oddly satisfying. A little girl has a pet unicorn and all people have told her was to not let a unicorn scribble. She tries giving the unicorn a crayon because what can go wrong? Right? The unicorn ends up eating the crayon. She then decides to demonstrate how to use a crayon to the unicorn, and gives the unicorn another chance. The unicorn eats half the crayon this time. The little girl finally sees why people tell her not to let a unicorn scribble. It's because they eat cra ...more
Casey
Nov 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Never Let A Unicorn Scribble
Author/Illustrator: Diane Alber
Reading Level: K-3
Book Level: 1.8
Book Summary: A little girl tries to get her pet unicorn to scribble after being told "never let a unicorn scribble". When the unicorn gets ahold of the crayons and scribbles makes the little girl proud by proving everyone that unicorns can scribble.

Bookshelf Mentor Writing Traits:
Organization: I think the author hooks you with the first line when the little girl says "I recently got a pet unicorn." I bu
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Kayla Angeletti
Nov 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was a cute and very girly story. The title pulled me in, I thought that the scribble would take them to a magical land, but no! This book was about a little girl who had a unicorn and was curious to see what would happen if she got it to scribble. At first, the girl gave the unicorn the crayon and the unicorn ate it, then she showed the unicorn how to scribble but it still only ate the crayons. She then tied the crayons to the unicorn's horn, and many colors and glitter came flying out all ...more
Kelli Jo
Apr 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ages: 4-9
Rating:5/5
Summary: This story is about a little girl who keeps hearing, "Never let a unicorn scribble!" But in her heart believes that people just don't understand how beautiful scribbling can be. She keeps trying to teach her unicorn to scribble but soon realizes this is more difficult then she anticipated. But instead of giving up, she uses her imagination to come up with a creative way to get her unicorn to scribble, at first it looks like it was complete disaster but ends up being t
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Z'Nia Morris
Sep 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book was really cute. The little girl was curious and wanted to figure out why unicorns shouldn't scribble. I believe she let her imagination get the best of her and it scared her just a little bit. I loved the illustrations of her room after the third attempt of giving the unicorn crayons. That was my favorite part. The only thing that I would be worried about when reading this to my students or kids is if they hear and see the pictures, then they would try to scribble everywhere. The book ...more
Marlee Granger
Mar 11, 2021 rated it really liked it
I thought this story was super cute. It's an easy read and the illustrations are so fun throughout the book. I loved the part when she tied the crayons to the unicorns head, the unicorn "made a mess". It made me think back into my younger years, when my creativity would sometimes overflow and I too would make a mess, run to my mom and instantly start apologizing. The ending is a sweet moment to when she explains, "even unicorns have to start somewhere", when she is talking about coloring or draw ...more
Cupcake Book Lady
A little girl is told to never let her unicorn scribble. But then she decides to give her unicorn a crayon. And then to try to teach her to color. And then something magical happens. Never Let a Unicorn Scribble is a funny story for all children who love art, colors, or unicorns.

Age range: Perfect for ages 4–6 years

For discussion questions, a recipe for vanilla rainbow sprinkle cupcakes with purple vanilla frosting, and a list of what to read next, visit: https://delishably.com/desserts/Never...
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Dawn
Sep 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I've given this book to two of my nieces, ages 3-4, and they have LOVED this book. The illustrations are appealing and wonder-inducing. And, the idea behind the story is great (though it may have the unintended effect of causing children to want to scribble on walls). I love the creativity and magic behind the story, and, as an aunt, I don't have to deal with any *unintended* side effects. Good luck, all you parents out there! ...more
Taylor Roberts
Dec 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book! I was a kid that struggled with art, so I really liked that the whole focus of the story was around the idea that all masterpieces start with a scribble. The illustrations start out simple and then explode with color as the main character releases her creativity and I love that aspect. The story is encouraging and I love that it promotes doing silly artwork because the creativity is what is important.
Mervin Wilson
Dec 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Another fabulous quirky and fun book your child would resonate with if you know what I mean. Kids just cannot resist scribbling with vibrant and colorful crayons, you know they make a mess on the walls right. This little one has a vivid imagination and a very curious mind, she is so cute and she knows what will happen if she scribbles on the wall. An amazing and fun little book that continues to teach kids about using their imaginations and having fun with it.
Kaylee Mouser
Dec 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book introduces very important principles for kids such as: believing yourself, empathy, and good character traits. The facial expressions in this book are very good, it captured me as soon as I started reading it. I also love that it is told in first person by the little girl. This little girl is trying to figure out how to adapt the skill of being able to color with a crayon to the unicorn's limited abilities. She decided to disobey advice and allow the unicorn to scribble
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Mattison Churchwell
Feb 06, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
This would be a fun book for a read-aloud and it has a twist at the ending that the students should enjoy. I like that this book starts off in black and white and then everything gets colorful. The idea that everyone starts off with a scribble when attempting to do artwork is a nice concept for students who may feel that they are not creative. This would be a fun book to read and then let the students do their own artwork and be creative with no boundaries.
Debra
Aug 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
I think my students will love this book. They tend to love when children "teach". In this story, a little girl teaches her unicorn to scribble. Of course, chaos ensures. The story in wrapped up in a way that allows for the imagination inherent in the minds of children. Let your imagination soar and check out this book! ...more
Marie
Feb 12, 2021 rated it liked it
Another hit with my group of k-2nd graders. One of the girls made it a point to flop off of the seat she was on so she could honestly say that the “masterpiece” page made her fall off her seat. Lol. The boys that it was and funny too which was nice since a couple were hesitant with the pink cover. :). They’ve asked for more in the series for next week.
Maybee Library
This is a wonderful story with your curious child that has a HUGE imagination. My daughter asks to read this book several times a week. The vibrant colors and imagination of a little girl and her unicorn is super cute and reminds everyone its okay to have imaginary unicorns. Love the lesson being told.
Elisabeta Hampton
Jun 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Adorable, smart and such a feel good book

I just discovered these little books. Oh my! So sweet and the characters are adorable. Now I want to get all her scribble books. I can’t wait to read them to the little kiddos in my life.
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