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Unicorns 101 by Cale Atkinson
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Unicorns 101

by Cale Atkinson

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Invites the reader to join top unicorn scientists as they clear up the myths and misconceptions people have about these majestic creatures and their abilities.

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Canadian picture-book author and artist Cale Atkinson, creator of such winsome titles as Where Oliver Fits and Sir Simon: Super Scarer, returns to the form in this tongue-in-cheek guide to all things unicorn. Guided by Professors Glitter Pants, Sprinkle Steed, Star Hoof and Sugar Beard, the young "cornie" (AKA: unicorn fan!) will learn about everything from unicorn biology to unicorn history, the use of the horn to unicorn types. At the conclusion of the book, a graduation certificate is included, with room for the young reader/listener's name to be filled in...

Unicorns are a very popular topic right now in the world of picture-books, and Atkinson's Unicorns 101 is an entertaining addition to the growing body of work devoted to the subject. The guide-book format works very well here, and there are plenty of "facts" the keep the reader and listener amused. One of said facts - the idea that unicorns defecate cupcakes - is also contained in Ame Dyckman's humorous You Don't Want a Unicorn, although Atkinson expands on the idea here, depicting a horrified unicorn family turning away from a sidewalk bake sale in which cupcakes are being sold. The artwork here is quite colorful, with a sense of visual humor that is well-matched to the text. Recommended to young unicorn fans with a sense of humor. ( )
  AbigailAdams26 | Sep 4, 2019 |
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This comedic picture book features Professors Glitter Pants, Star Hoof, and Sugar Beard (plus trusty lab assistant Pete)—the world's leading unicorn experts—as they deliver the facts, settle the mysteries, and show readers that unicorns are more than just horns and rainbows.
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