Unicorn Day: Book Review and Lots of Freebies

Did you know there's actually a National Unicorn Day?

I had absolutely no idea until I googled it on a whim.

It's April 9.

I guess I should have saved this book review for the spring, but it's too darn cute to wait that long.

Unicorn Day: A book review. You'll love this completely adorable book about a unicorn celebration. It's all about friendship, acceptance and FUN! I've included some links for some great classroom activities, too.

Diana Murray
Pictures by Luke Flowers
Sourcebooks Inc., 2019

Suitable for ages 4 to 8

Opening Lines

When Unicorns 
come out to play
they have three rules
they must obey:

Unicorn Day: A book review. You'll love this completely adorable book about a unicorn celebration. It's all about friendship, acceptance and FUN! I've included some links for some great classroom activities, too.

Synopsis (from book jacket)

The most important rule of Unicorn Day is to have fun, fun, fun! The unicorns are celebrating their favorite day of the year, complete with rainbows, cupcakes, butterflies, and all sorts of joyful things. But when a nonmagical party goer is revealed, everything comes to a screeching halt... Will the unicorns continue their fun in all its glittery glory? Or will Unicorn day be ruined for good?

Why I Like This Book

I know there are a ton of unicorn books out there, but honestly, this one is just so sweet and lovely, with all the right messages, that I couldn't resist it!

The story is all about having fun, acceptance of others, and friendship. You can't beat that.

And the colours! Oh my ... I just LOVE the illustrations. The art was ALL sketched and painted in Photoshop, which just blows me away. I work a lot in Illustrator and Photoshop and it's a TON of work. I can't even image the time it took to illustrate an entire book in that medium!

Unicorn Activities:

  1. MATH: Miniature Masterminds has a FREE 40-page unicorn themed math booklet for Kindergarten/Grade 1. You definitely need to grab this.

  2. POETRY: Kenn Nesbitt has a delightful poem called I Rode a Rainbow Unicorn. Visit his site and print out the poem.

  3. SCIENCE: Natural Beach Living has a fun fizzy unicorn experiment that kids are sure to love. You'll need a unicorn freezer mold for this one, but it looks like it would be worth the small investment.

  4. ART: Here's a super cute "How to Draw a Unicorn" tutorial by Easy Peasy and Fun.

  5. WRITING: 123 Homeschool 4 Me has a set of sweet unicorn writing prompts. They're totally free!

  6. BAKING: These unicorn cupcakes from My Kids Lick the Bowl are irresistible looking! They wouldn't be suitable to bake in the classroom, but they'd be fun to BRING to the classroom :)

  7. CLIP ART FREEBIE: I have a little clip art owl unicorn for you. Please remember that my clip art freebies are for personal and classroom use only. You may not use them in products you're selling.  If you like him, please be sure to visit my Teachers Pay Teachers store for more clip art.


Free clip art owl for personal or classroom use.

 

More Unicorn Books! Click the book images to see them on Amazon.


Description from Amazon:
From the New York Times bestselling How to Catch series!
Try to catch one of the world's most elusive mythical creatures―the unicorn! Filled with zany traps and lots of rainbow unicorn fun, this is the unicorn book of the year!

Can you catch the unicorn?
You'll have to use your brain,
So set your traps and prep your team
To pet that rainbow mane!


 

Description from Amazon:
Thelma dreams of being a glamorous unicorn. Then in a rare pink and glitter-filled moment of fate, Thelma's wish comes true.

She rises to instant international stardom, but at an unexpected cost. After a while, Thelma realizes that she was happier as her ordinary, sparkle-free self. So she ditches her horn, scrubs off her sparkles, and returns home, where her best friend is waiting for her with a hug.

From award-winning author Aaron Blabey comes this joyful book about learning to love who you are...even if you don't have sparkles.


 

Description from Amazon:
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, 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 truly magical!

If you and your child liked I'm Not just a Scribble..., Splatter, Snippets, or Spots - it's time to start making sparkling scribbles with Never Let A Unicorn Scribble!


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