Back of Book:
When Lucy sees an ad in the newspaper for a unicorn, she sends in her twenty-five cents and waits four to six long weeks for her very own unicorn to arrive. She imagines the flowers that she’ll braid into his beautiful pink mane, and she even picks the perfect name for him: Sparkle. But when Sparkle arrives, his ears are too long, his horn is too short, he smells funny–and oh, he has fleas. Lucy isn’t pleased, but in the end she warms up to Sparkle and realizes that even though he wasn’t exactly the unicorn she wanted, he might be just the one she needs.
This is such a sweet, and perfect story for any little girl who loves unicorns. Lucy is such a sweet character who wants to have her very own unicorn. Only one problem, the unicorn is a goat. What follows is a fun chain of events that follows Lucy trying to turn Sparkle into the perfect unicorn. I love that under the fun of this book, there is a message about beauty being in the eyes of the beholder. Amy Young did an excellent job of showing young readers that it is not what you have that is important, but what you do with it. The illustrations are fun and sweet. I am excited to see that there is a sequel and will be adding it to my to read list soon.
Ages 5 and up