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Picture Book Review: Unicorn Day

Unicorn Day

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Picture Book Review: Unicorn Day

The unicorns are sort of adorably goofy looking, which fits the rhyming and happy nature of the story. It’s altogether fabulous.

We received this book in exchange for an honest review.

Review Date: April 1st, 2019

Written by: Diana Murray

Illustrated by: Luke Flowers


Cover Copy

Hooray! Hooray! It’s unicorn day!

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 it’s revealed there’s an impostor in their midst, the party comes to a screeching halt…

Will the unicorns welcome all and continue their fun in all its glittery glory?

Unicorn Day


This book, which I am super excited to have my first ever picture book ARC of, is 100% adorable. It is so much fun and has such a great message!

It’s Unicorn Day and that means some serious unicorn partying! There’s singing and dancing and rainbows and cupcakes and glitter, of course, and oh so much color. But you start to notice that one of the unicorns is just a little bit not like the rest. For one thing, he’s pretty much just brown. Secondly, he’s not nearly as graceful or adept at unicorn skills as the others. And finally, his horn seems to be, well… tied on! *gasp* So when a rogue ball of glitter knocks off his horn and reveals him to be a regular ol’ horse, the festivities grind to a screeching halt!

But spoiler alert: instead of them ostracizing him for being different, they embrace him, and the party goes on! This particular section in the book makes me feel so happy every time I read it. It’s such a great message.

And the artwork! When I say there’s a lot of color, I mean it. It’s a visual delight! It’s like candy store level colorful. And the unicorns are sort of adorably goofy looking, which fits the rhyming and happy nature of the story. It’s altogether fabulous. I can’t wait to own it in hardback!

Oh, and Madeline told me it was her favorite book ever this morning. So there’s that!

Unicorn Day

Kid Ratings

  • Font Readability: 10/10
  • Kid Engagement: 10/10
  • Mommy Engagement: 10/10

Reader, Author, Bookstagrammer, and Mom; Alexis runs Nerdy Post, a fandom artwork box as well as serves as chief editor and writer on Drop and Give me Nerdy.

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