#Review – Uni the Unicorn and the Dream Come True by Amy Krouse Rosenthal (Author), Brigette Barrager (Illustrator)

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Sep 082017
 

Uni the Unicorn and the Dream Come True
Random House Books for Young Readers (August 29, 2017)
Age Range: 3 – 7 years
Grade Level: Preschool – 2
Hardcover: 40 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1101936597
Kindle ASIN: B074MH4W4S

Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Brigette Barrager reunite to bring us a sparkly, magical sequel to Uni the Unicorn!

The Land of Unicorns is in trouble — it has been raining and raining for what seems like forever. This is a big problem because there are only three ways that unicorns can get their magic: from the golden sun, from magnificent rainbows, and from the sparkle of believing.

Luckily, Uni the Unicorn has always always always believed…that little girls are REAL. Join this very special unicorn and the little girl who believes right back as they finally meet and work together to save a magical land and all who live there!

Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Brigette Barrager reunite to revive this world glowing with possibility and hope that is the stuff of childhood fantasies.

Nana’s Thoughts

The 1st book in the series Uni the Unicorn was a big hit around here. In fact, since its release I have given the book as gifts for baby showers, birthdays and Christmas. When I learned that there was a new Uni book being released I was very excited to review it.

The first thing you notice about the book is the impressive illustrations starting on the cover and continuing throughout the book. They draw children and adults right into the story.

When we enter the Land of the Unicorns it has been raining for days. No sunshine, no rainbows, no magic.  Uni believes a little girl (because little girls are real) can make the rain go away. A cute little blonde girl that could be my granddaughter may be just the thing. What happens when they make the same wish at the same time? Well, you have to read the book. It really is a delightful story.

The age range of 3 – 7 is correct. A read to them story until they can start reading it to us. Those are the best stories. I am positive one little blonde girl is going to love this story when she comes to visit. The book will again make a nice gift for a child too with Christmas fast approaching.

You can find out book about Amy Krouse Rosenthal and her books here.  

Find out more about Brigette Barrager and her illustrations here.  

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. Receiving a complimentary copy in no way reflected my review of this book. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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Nana’s Nook – That’s Me Loving You by Amy Krouse Rosenthal – Illustrations by Teagan White

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Feb 172017
 


That’s Me Loving You
Children’s Book
Age Range: 3 – 7 years
Grade Level: Preschool – 2
Random House Books for Young Readers (December 27, 2016)
Hardcover: 40 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1101932384
Kindle ASIN: B01DRXF588

Wherever you are,
Wherever you go,
Always remember
And always know. . .

That feeling you always have in your heart?
That’s me loving you.

Amy Krouse Rosenthal captures parents’ desire to be ever-present in this simple and touching poem offering reassurance of their love. Signs of affection can be found in the natural world around us—from a soft breeze to a shimmering star.

Nana’s Thoughts 

When I was asked to review this book I saw the title and read the snippet – a touching picture book, written in soothing rhymes, that reassures kids of how deeply they are loved, and quickly requested a copy. I had no idea how profoundly this book would touch my heart and be such a perfect book for my granddaughter, now 4 years old. The only thing that would make the book more perfect would be if the mom and son on the cover and at the end of the story would be a dad and daughter. As we near the 2 year anniversary of my son’s death my heart is breaking like it was yesterday and my granddaughter is talking about her daddy all the time.

That feeling you always have in your heart?
That’s me loving you.

Of course, this book would also be perfect for a parent and child that spend time apart when the parent goes to work or on a trip. It just speaks to me in a way that says the parent is gone forever, with the exception of the final page.

That shimmering star?
That’s me winking at you.

That drifting cloud?
That’s me thinking of you.

Beautifully written and illustrated but I think there needed to be one more page repeating the title – That’s me loving you, because the book ends abruptly and loses the flow that was so perfect. I was trying desperately to turn the page to finish the story that way it should have been done.

I can’t wait to share this story with my granddaughter the next time she comes for a visit.

Dollycas

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AMY KROUSE ROSENTHAL is the author of over 20 books for children. Her titles include Uni the UnicornPlant a Kiss, Little PeaSpoon, The Wonder Book, Cookies: Bite-Size Life Lessons, and Duck! Rabbit!. A long-time contributor to NPR, she is currently the host and creator of Mission Amy K R.com produced by Chicago Public Radio. Amy lives with her family in Chicago and you can visit her online at whoisamy.com.

TEAGAN WHITE is a freelance illustrator specializing in playful watercolors and illustrated typography. Originally from Chicago, Teagan now lives and works in Minneapolis, where she received a BFA in illustration from the Minneapolis College of Art & Design in 2012.


Find more by Amy Krouse Rosenthal here.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. Receiving a complimentary copy in no way reflected my review of this book. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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