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
For ages: 3 - 8
Type: Picture Book