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The Resource Unicorn Day, words by Diana Murray ; pictures by Luke Flowers

Unicorn Day, words by Diana Murray ; pictures by Luke Flowers

Label
Unicorn Day
Title
Unicorn Day
Statement of responsibility
words by Diana Murray ; pictures by Luke Flowers
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The unicorns are celebrating their favorite day of the year, complete with rainbows and sparkly butterflies, but when an impostor (a horse with a fake horn) arrives, will the party continue with all its glittery glory?
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Review
  • It’s Unicorn Day, a celebration of unicorn pride, style, and having “fun, fun, fun!” Illustrating in ebullient digital art, Flowers renders bipedal unicorns with wide eyes and fabulously styled manes and tails. In a woodland landscape, the unicorns slide down rainbows, dance with butterflies, and catch cupcakes raining from the sky, and a full spread depicts an epic “Glitter Fight!” Tension arrives with the discovery of a horse wearing a pretend horn. The unicorns initially exclude, but the imposter’s tearful response leads them to “give the horse a hug instead.” A joyous, inclusive procession—joining the unicorns and horse are an octopus, human children, an elephant, and a yeti—further emphasize that Unicorn Day is for “unique-orn”s and “younicorns,” too. A song celebrating “cupcakes, sprinkles, cherry tarts, starlight twinkles, glowing hearts” closes out the story. Readers are sure to wish for their own Unicorn Day (and they’ll want to mark their calendars for April 9). Ages 4–8. (June)
			 --Staff (Reviewed 05/20/2019) (Publishers Weekly, vol 266, issue 20, p)
  • Fabled equines party and play in a bright confection of a picture book. "Hooray! Hooray! It's Unicorn Day!" In galloping rhyming text that mostly scans, a community of chipper, bright-eyed unicorns obeys the three rules of Unicorn Day: "Show off your horn," "Fluff up that hair," and "Have fun, fun, fun!" They dance, frolic with butterflies, and of course eat cupcakes. But then they discover an interloper: A dun-colored quadruped, with a horn suspiciously attached with string, is outed as a horse. He mopes off, but the unicorns come running after—"they don't want to lose a friend!"—and his horn is tied back on. With tension limited to a page turn, this very minor climax is resolved immediately. Then it's back to the fun, as lots of other creatures (human children, a rainbow octopus, a Yeti, and more) join the unicorn parade with their own tied-on horns. Is this an allegory about straight people at pride parades? An argument that appropriation is OK sometimes? Should one read meaning into the identity of the only brown "unicorn"? Or is it just a zany, philosophy-free, sugar-fueled opposite-of-a-bedtime story? Regardless of subtext, conscious or otherwise, kiddie readers hungry for fluff will be drawn to the bright, energetic illustrations as to cotton candy. Give this to the sparkle- and cupcake-obsessed child in your life. (Picture book. 4-8) (Kirkus Reviews, April 1, 2019)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10782262
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Murray, Diana
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 2
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Flowers, Luke
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Unicorns
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Unicorn Day, words by Diana Murray ; pictures by Luke Flowers
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065351172
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781492667223
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2019021725
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1102321721
Label
Unicorn Day, words by Diana Murray ; pictures by Luke Flowers
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065351172
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781492667223
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2019021725
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1102321721

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