Thelma the Unicorn












Thelma the Unicorn
by Aaron Blabey
Scholastic, Inc., 2017

Thelma yearns to be a unicorn, while her friend Otis says she’s perfect the way she is.  When she ties a carrot on her head, an accident sprinkles pink paint and sparkles on her and she looks like a unicorn.  Suddenly all her dreams come true and she is famous.  But when the crowds never leave her alone, so she can just be herself, she rethinks the importance of being a unicorn and what being a unicorn can bring.

Written in rhyme it’s almost sugary sweet, almost a lesson, but not quite on either.  It’s a full rounded story that does deliver a message in and among all Thelma’s excitement and challenges. A fun read.

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