Friday, 24 May 2019

ReadItDaddy's Chapter Book of the Week - Week Ending 24th May 2019: "The Naughtiest Unicorn" by Pip Bird and David O'Connell (Egmont)

Our Chapter Book of the Week this week tapped right into C's two areas of interest. Unicorns and sweeties!

Meet possibly the naughtiest mythical creature you'll ever go to school with in "The Naughtiest Unicorn" by Pip Bird and David O'Connell.

Mira has just started Unicorn School and she just can't WAIT for her first day. Her big sister already goes to the same school and won't shut up about how fantastic it is. 

But when Mira arrives, all the Unicorns have left - except one. Dave, and Dave is trouble with a capital 'T'. 

For starters Dave is terribly grumpy and not at all sparkly or shiny. 

Dave isn't interested in galloping along rainbows and covering the land in magic. Dave is concerned only with one thing - his next snack or meal!

Mira tries her best to win this grumpy Unicorn round, but it's going to take something special to get Dave to forget about his tummy for five minutes. Time for an epic quest!!

Pip and David have come up with a superb chapter book full of stories that Unicorn fans are going to absolutely love, and Dave (the Unicorn, not the illustrator) is just such a hilarious character, so different to the usual sparkly Unicorns that most folk my age probably run screaming away from. 

Look our for more in the "Naughtiest Unicorn" series soon from Pip and David. 

Sum this book up in a sentence: A determined little girl, a hilariously grumpy Unicorn, and a brilliant story destined to tickle the fancy of anyone who loves their mythical creatures a little bit different from the norm. 

"The Naughtiest Unicorn" by Pip Bird and David O'Connell is out now, published by Egmont UK (kindly supplied for review).