The First Unibear

The First Unibear

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Silver Medal Winner - Readers Favorite Book Awards - Children's Fable First Place Winner - North Texas Book Festival Winner of the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award - Best in Children's Christian! Red Ribbon Winner from the Wishing Shelf Book Awards UK Winner of the Literary Titan Book Award Honorable Mention from the Purple Dragonfly Book Awards

This happy-go-lucky little Bear cub loves to explore! One day he follows a butterfly into the dark woods where he sees a curious sight and a shimmering light. A beautiful white horse needs help and this tiny young bear hurries to save him.

What follows is a magically inspirational tale of what can happen if you follow your heart, have good in your soul, and do good deeds.

"Only the pure with good in their soul have the power and magic to see me as whole." The Unicorn8.5″ x 11″ Hardback BookColorfully IllustratedRhyme in Verse Strong Moral ValuesScripture about Unicorns (KJV)

"Once you receive the gold on your head, the magic will flourish, the magic will spread." The Unicorn

The author, Kathleen, wrote this story when she was ten years old!

Highly edited since then, the last three stanzas haven't changed in 34 years! With a highly creative imagination, Shields' used her love of unicorns, Care Bears and magic to share a story that illustrates the innocence of a child. Her father encouraged her to publish "Unibear" for thirty years. He believed so highly in this story he'd bring it up in conversation often. Three years to the date of her father's passing, Kathleen released this book in honor of his memory. It's stellar start made a "Sad Day into a Glad Day"

*Also check out the black and white coloring book that has the same wonderful story, but gives an activity for the child to take part in.

** View the video to see more of the inside of this book!

*** And for a very special treat: Visit the authors website to watch the complete 12 minute long video animation of the author narrating the entire book. "An excellent video for children!" Let your children watch and listen to the story as it is read to them by the author herself! Flipping pages, showcases the full story book, with animations throughout and the author's own take on this inspirational story that is near and dear to her heart.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 48 pages
  • 216 x 279 x 6mm | 449g
  • English
  • 1956581006
  • 9781956581003

Review quote

'A superbly illustrated picture book with a strong message of kindness. A RED RIBBON WINNER and highly recommended!'

The Wishing Shelf Book Awards

"The First UniBear is a heartwarming picture book sharing the love of God with children and teaching them how they too can spread love and kindness to help make the world a better place."

Literary Titan

"The whimsical rhyming style by Shields gives the story an excellent flow and makes it a joy to read aloud to children."

"Reviewed By Rolanda Lyles for Readers' Favorite..."Kathleen Shields's The First Unibear is a wonderful children's adventure story that promotes kindness, bravery, and faith in the goodness of others. The illustrations are done by Aashay Utkarsh and they are vibrant and captivating for young readers. The story flows with a rhyme scheme that is catchy and perfect for reading to children. The First Unibear is a great, imaginative children's story that encourages compassion and helpfulness to others and the belief that we can all achieve goodness. The First Unibear is an inspirational tale that would be a great addition to any child's library."

Review by Theodocia McLean (Book Marketing Global Network)

Acts Of Kindness and Lessons Learned! This bear Adventure is "Enchanting". Beautiful bright, colorful illustrations by Aashay Utkarsh will delight children. This enchanting story told by Award Winning Author Kathleen J. Shields inspires children as they join Bear on his adventurous day outside. Bear's act of kindness and pure heart brings him face-to-face with a magical unicorn. Bear's woodland friends do not believe his unicorn story at first. Many lessons will be learned, including acts of kindness naturally spread to others, even if it starts with 'The First Unibear'.

I recommend this teaching kindness picture book for all young readers 4-10 years old. 'The First Unibear' should be placed in community, church, and school libraries. I hope this book finds its ways to those children confined to hospitals and homeless shelters. There is even a black and white coloring book to purchase so the magic can continue.

So much deeper than beautiful rhymes and vibrant pictures. God answers prayers. When all seems dark and dismal, He's only a prayer away.

When bear related his story to his friends, some were awed, while others scoffed. So it is when we try to tell others the 'good news' and spread the 'word.' Some people will be hears only, while others will be doers. When you do a good deed, do not do so with expectations. Do it with a good heart and the purest of intentions. When others see this, they will do the same and thus start a chain reaction of goodness.

I am blown over by this beautiful book! The illustrations are amazing and the rhyming story is simply adorable. This is an inspiring story about doing nice things for others and doing it only because you want to do good. This is bound to be one of those books that everyone will want to have.
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