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The Twelve Unicorns of Christmas
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About The Book
One little girl is counting down to Christmas with her unicorn friend. There’s so much to prepare and fun to be had before the big day! They hang stockings, make snow unicorns, and bake tasty treats. But her mischievous unicorn keeps making a mess, munching all the pies, and scribbling on the Christmas cards. And when the carolers arrive, cover your ears, because unicorns really can’t sing!
As Christmas draws closer and closer, will the two friends get their Christmas wish? Join in the song and count each gift on the page as you go along, ending with a grand festive finale full of unicorn celebrations!
About The Illustrator
Ada Grey studied illustration and later took a role in design. Moving back into illustration, Ada set about designing her own unique picture book style. Characterized by an energetic palate, adorable, lively characters, and a delicate use of texture, Ada’s work has a whimsical, boutique feel. She is the illustrator behind Shhh! Don’t Wake the Royal Baby! and I Love You Just the Way You Are, among others.
- Publisher: Aladdin (September 15, 2020)
- Length: 32 pages
- ISBN13: 9781534480209
- Grades: P - 3
- Ages: 4 - 8
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Raves and Reviews
Breaking with tradition, Knapman turns the favorite cumulative Christmas carol into a countdown to Christmas Day. Preparations begin with zing as a unicorn-obsessed blond-haired girl announces: “On the first day of Christmas,/ my parents gave to me.../ 1 sparkling Christmas tree!/ And a real-life UNICORN!” Subsequent days outline activities enthusiastically undertaken with the unicorn, such as making “9 cards with unicorns on them!” for friends. By Christmas Eve, the girl’s unicorn pal has lost some of his sparkle, and she makes a special request of Santa. The book’s title teases the boisterous group of four-legged revelers who appear, ready to celebrate Christmas morning. Though typical seasonal activities are spotlighted, unicorn fans will delight in the narrator’s unicorn-tastic wardrobe—pajamas, headbands, and even a dress adorned with the mythical horned creatures—as well as the plethora of rainbow and glitter details throughout. Final art not seen by PW. Ages 4–8. (Sept.)
– Publishers Weekly, September 21, 2020
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