What Are Unicorns Made Of? by Amelia Hepworth, illustrated by Louise Anglicas

What Are Unicorns Made Of? by Amelia Hepworth, illustrated by Louise Anglicas. Tiger Tales, 2021. 9781680106602

Format: Board Book

Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3

Genre:  Fantasy

What did you like about the book? Pastel rainbow colors and sweet treats abound in this homage to all the associations with unicorns that one can imagine. A pink castle, smiling clouds, floating donuts – it’s a light foray into unicorn-related pleasure. Rhyming text, a tactile mane on the cover and a pop-up unicorn on the last page will tickle pink any little unicorn lovers. I like that no gender is specified for unicorns or their fans.

Anything you didn’t like about it? The book is pretty much a cookie-cutter view of unicorns, and no new ground is covered. I don’t think it will hold up to library use.

To whom would you recommend this book? 1-2 yrs olds

Who should buy this book?  Perhaps this title will find a home in day care centers, or as a gift for a young unicorn groupie in training.

Where would you shelve it ? Board books

Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? No

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Stephanie Tournas, Robbins Library, Arlington, MA

Date of review: July 9, 2021

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