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Monday 17 September 2018

Review: Sophie Johnson: Unicorn Expert

Sophie Johnson: Unicorn Expert is a wonderful and amusing story of a day in the life of Sophie, a self-proclaimed unicorn expert with a creative imagination. Sophie and her 17 unicorns made me smile profusely and laugh out loud. I loved this book!

Written in the first person, Sophie tells of the hard work and tasks involved with looking after her unicorns, such as hunting for food, teaching them magic and protecting them from enemies. Illustrations show Sophie’s unicorns are created using paper, carrots and toothbrushes taped to toys, pets and even a younger sibling, which is very funny to see.

Sophie’s character is lovable and beautifully portrays the creative imagination of children. The story will undoubtedly be loved by all young unicorn fans and might even inspire some creative unicorn making.

The design and unity of text with the illustrations in this book creates much of the humour. The very glittery cover is a great element, slightly tactile and like the illustrations throughout, visually stunning.

Other books illustrated by Ella Okstad and reviewed by Kids’ Book Review include the Squishy McFluff series.

Title: Sophie Johnson: Unicorn Expert
Author: Morag Hood
Illustrator: Ella Okstad
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd,  $16.99
Publication Date: 5 April 2018
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781471145629
For ages:  2 – 99
Type: Picture Book