After reading Not Quite Narwhal by Jessie Sima, I was suddenly seized with the idea of finding another unicorn story to read and I found this one. Oh, don’t get me started on unicorns because I may not stop looking for every unicorn storybook in the world. But since, I’m done reading this one let me just share with you my review.
I found this book really cute and pretty, though I personally think Not Quite Narwhal’s illustrations are more suited to my taste. Nevertheless, the illustrations are still really pretty and maybe a little too girly. You will know why though when you came to read it.
In the story, Uni is just like every other unicorn. She has a spiral horn, she has sparkly purple eyes, she’s got golden hoves and she’s magnificent. But one thing set Uni apart from the other unicorns. She believes that little girls exist. ( And that is why I told you that you will know why the illustrations are girly.) All her friends laugh at her still Uni believes in what she believed.
This is a sweet and simple story reminds us that unicorns ( or in this case, a little girl) may not be necessarily true but the magic of believing in pure childlike manner is what’s missing in our adult lives. That big faith is sometimes what we just need. It is so refreshing to read this book and I know that adults would also enjoy this enchanting tale. And of course, kids and especially little girls will love this little twist in the story.