Saturday, June 22, 2013
Unicorn Think He's Really Great
Author & Illustrator: Bob Shea
Publication Year: 2013
Location: Knox County Public Library- Powell
Awards: starred review Kirkus
Summary: Now that Unicorn has moved into the neighborhood, Goat can't catch a break. No matter what Goat does, Unicorn does it better. Goat bakes marshmallow squares, but Unicorn can make it rain cupcakes. But right in the middle of Goat's jealous fit, a slice of goat cheese pizza changes everything. Goat finds out that Unicorn is just as envious of him. The two think about teaming up to fight crime but decide to just be friends instead. Shea's hilarious illustrations where Unicorn is surrounded by glitter and rainbows and Goat is just blue perfectly capture the mood of the story and sent me into giggle after giggle.
Classroom Ideas: The theme in the book is a perfect one for kids- the grass is always greener on the other side; everyone is jealous; nobody's life is as perfect as it looks from the outside. It would be great for a counselor as well.