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.