Unicorn Thinks He's Pretty Great

Unicorn Thinks He's Pretty Great

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The grass is always greener on the unicorn's side of the fence--or is it?--in this clever, bestselling favorite that Publishers Weekly called a "nonstop giggle generator"!

Ever since Unicorn moved into the neighborhood, Goat has been feeling out of sorts. Goat thought his bike was cool--until he saw that Unicorn could fly to school! Goat made marshmallow squares that almost came out right, but Unicorn made it rain cupcakes! Unicorn is such a show-off, how can Goat compete? When Goat and Unicorn share a piece of pizza, Goat learns that being a unicorn might not be all it's cracked up to be. And when Unicorn shows his admiration for Goat, it looks like the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

Don't miss the hilarious sequel, Unicorn is Maybe Not So Great After All by Bob Shea!
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 40 pages
  • 222 x 270 x 10mm | 380g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1423159527
  • 9781423159520
  • 57,643

Review quote

Goat can't stop comparing himself to Unicorn and coming up short. With slumped shoulders and a sulky frown, Goat is the picture of dejection. Before Unicorn moved in, he thought he was pretty cool. But now? He just can't compete. Goat bakes marshmallow squares to share with his friends, but Unicorn makes it rain cupcakes! (Brightly colored ones with adorable smiles, at that.) Goat tries to wow everyone with his new magic trick, but Unicorn is able to turn things into gold. "Dopey Unicorn! Thinks he's so great!" Goat scoffs and stamps in a jealous huff. But suddenly, one slice of goat-cheese pizza changes everything. Goat finds out that Unicorn is actually envious of him, too. Who knew that cloven hooves were so awesome? Shea examines a universal struggle that readers of all ages face: The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. Unicorn may seem like he has it all-on every page he is surrounded by a glow of love and adoration, with rainbows and sparkles ready to burst forth at any moment-but that doesn't mean he's content. Even unicorns want to eat something besides glitter now and then. Brilliant in execution and hysterical in dialogue; Shea's pretty great, too. (Picture book. 3-6) Kirkus"
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About Bob Shea

Bob Shea (www.bobshea.com) is the author-illustrator of four Dinosaurvs books, and many other picture books, including I'm a Shark (Balzer and Bray). He also wrote Big Plans, illustrated by Lane Smith. Dinosaur was inspired by his son, Ryan. Bob is an eager and talented promoter of his books. He has his own graphic design company and lives in Connecticut.
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4 35% (1,951)
3 18% (992)
2 4% (244)
1 1% (68)
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