Here’s my Perfect Picture Book Friday choice:
Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great
Written and Illustrated by Bob Shea
Disney Hyperion Books, 2013
Suitable for: ages preschool-up
Themes: Friendship, Jealousy, Diversity
Opening Lines: Things are a lot different around here since that Unicorn moved in. I thought I was pretty cool when I rode my bike to school. (Oh you need to turn the page to see what Unicorn is up to! Mean I know for not telling .. I love how a little color is sprinkled into the text for Goat and Unicorn!)
Synopsis (from the book summary): Envy turns to admiration and finally friendship for Goat and Unicorn.
Link to Resources: This book is not message-y at all, but it’s a great one to use to discuss how each person has her own unique personality traits. The story opens up conversations about how you may think you know how a person feels, but their life may not be what it seems. Here’s a lesson on Being Friends.
Here’s a book trailer:
Why I Like This Book: I found Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great on a preschool reading list. We’ve read the book multiple times (and likely kept it longer than suitable from the library). It’s a fun performance book and has a few jokes (just my style) that Bob Shea can get away with! I also love the use of “pretty” in the title.
Find more PPBF at Susanna Leonard Hill’s blog.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend.