On his way home from school, Ben encounters a unicorn in the park. Of course, he wants to pet it, but it wont let him close enough! He tries to gain it's trust with what's left in his lunch box... problem is, Unicorns Don't Eat Carrots!
*** We've heard it before; Girl meets unicorn, girl befriends unicorn and then rides on rainbows into glittery adventures together. Well, now it's the boy's turn to meet the one horned horse!***
I received this book from BookSirens/author in exchange of an honest review.
I just cannot not resist books with adorable unicorns, and I love it when titles make me laugh, and this one definitely did. Because really, why would you give a shiny and glittery being like a unicorn a plain carrot. Come on, no. You give them something delightful and special!
In this book we Ben, a small boy on the way home from school. He probably had a very uneventful day at school, but his luck is turning and he meets a unicorn! He wants to pet it.. but how does one get close to a unicorn? Well, that depends on what kind of unicorn it is and what kind of story. Haha. I loved that Ben thought in terms of food and I had tons and tons of fun seeing what foods he came up with, or well, which foods he didn’t like that much and wanted out of the house. 😛 At least that is how it came across in my eyes, especially when he picks a food that a lot of kids don’t like (I am an odd duck in that regards as I have always loved that food).
I had a big big laugh at the reactions of the unicorn to all the foods that Ben brought along. They were just so fun.
The ending made me very happy and I hope that Ben has many more meetings with the unicorn. On that note, are there more unicorns in Ben’s world? And could I visit? Oh, and I like that this is a unicorn story featuring a BOY. I have read many unicorn stories in my life and I believe most feature girls. So I am very happy with this.
I liked that we had one page with a neutral blue (with a bit of white sprays spots) with the text and then a full page illustration. The illustrations are pretty cute and I especially love the design of the unicorn!
All in all, I am delighted I could read this book and I had fun reading it. It is perfect when you are in the mood for something cute and fun.
My son and I received a free advanced copy from the author, and we're leaving a honest review.
My son, aged five, has never shied away from mythical stories (huge Frozen fan here), despite them often being geared towards girls (especially at this younger age). He loved the colors in the book, and particularly laughed at the illustration of the unicorn with its large eyes and tongue sticking out! (He even attempted to make the face himself - hilarity ensued.)
He very much enjoyed the fact that the unicorn loved cupcakes, as he does too. (His words, haha.) He thought the ending was very sweet, and liked that the little boy tried so hard to make friends with the unicorn.
Now admittedly, my son is a little advanced in reading for his age, but he was able to read a good portion of the book on his own. He did have some trouble with some of the words - although much of that was likely due to the font.
All in all, we enjoyed this book - found it a quick, fun and brightly colored read - and would definitely recommend it to children in this age group of either gender. It certainly isn't geared to girls or boys alone.
Ben is a sweet little boy who is very clever. When he sees a unicorn in the park, he tries all types of foods to pet it. This is a cute story about perseverance.
The story is great. There are a lot of words to learned for early readers but nothing that can't be broken down with context clues.
The illustrations are fun and whimsical. I love the gender equality with having a little boy being interested in a unicorn. I would highly recommend for fantasy, fiction and social emotion learning genres.
I will purchase this book to read on my Youtube story channel at my earliest convenience.
I received a complimentary advanced copy of this book from BookSirens to review.
I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.
This book was cute. I think children ages 2-4 would enjoy this book. Easy to understand, lots of colors used in the books drawings as well as the pages telling the story. Sadly, as an adult, I wouldn't want to read this book over and over to my child. I didn't find the story to be engaging. I think for future reference, there should be characters who teach lessons or who engage with children within the book better.
My son, who is 6, loved the story. He liked the part where the unicorn loves to eat cupcakes. It’s difficult to read the letters, maybe due to the font. And the letters are small. We’re reading from a smartphone so kind of small even if it’s in landscape view. I suggest making it bigger for kids to read. My daughter who is 2 doesn’t like it as she cries when I read it as a bedtime story.
I received an advance review copy for free from BookSirens, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.
I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily. I’m basing this review off of my 5 year old daughter’s interest and reception of the book. She was fairly engaged with the book as we read and discussed parts throughout. It held her interest for the most part. I’d give it 4.5 stars. It will definitely be a good read for children my daughter’s age.
This would have been way better if there was some kind of lesson learned. The story felt really open-ended and we felt like nothing really happened. My kids and I thought it would be really great to find a unicorn and we were looking forward to this story but it just didn’t cut it for us. The illustrations were okay, the font may need to be bolder, and we just need more meat to the story.
I voluntarily reviewed this after receiving a free copy.
This book looked cute but was very disappointing. There isn't much of a story and the message I got was vegetables and fruit are gross, only eat cupcakes. Definitely not the message I want kids to read. I was hoping the unicorn would realize it liked carrots in the end but nothing changed.