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Wednesday 18 March 2015

Review: Thelma the Unicorn

Pig the Pug is a tough act to follow, but Thelma the Unicorn certainly has her own unique charm in this latest Blabey fun fest.

Thelma the beige pony is forlorn. More than anything in life, she wants to be a unicorn. A pink unicorn. With sparkles.

Otis the donkey likes her just the way she is, but Thelma isn't swayed. She ties a carrot to the top of her nose and hopes against hope that one day--maybe one day, she'll be pink, besparkled and unicorny.
Be careful what you wish for. Miracles can truly happen.

When a freak accident makes Thelma's unlikely wish come true, she can never imagine how quickly a horse's life can change. For the better? Perhaps. Perhaps not. You'll have to read the book to see.

Clever, funny, topical, and with a whole lot of kook (I love kook), this is a repeat-read kids will giggle over (and ssshhh ... surreptitiously benefit from the perfectly-placed sentiment of Being Happy With Who You Are).

Title: Thelma the Unicorn
Author/Illustrator: Aaron Blabey
Publisher: Scholastic, $16.99 RRP
Publication Date: 1 February 2015
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781743625804
For ages: 3 - 8
Type: Picture Book