I Wish I’d Been Born a Unicorn is a all about a very smelly horse called Mucky. It’s a tale of friendship and how Mucky goes about making friends.
None of the other horses want to share Mucky’s field and this obviously leaves Mucky feeling very sad. Mucky decides it would be better if he was a unicorn so owl tries to help.
Owl visits the cows for milk to paint Mucky in because unicorns are white. He then flies to a beach to find a nice pointy shell that will sit on Mucky’s head like a unicorns horn. At night Owl works hard to transform Mucky into a unicorn.
When Mucky wakes he’s so happy to see that he’s a unicorn and he bounces off to make some friends. Soon though a cloud appears and it begins to rain washing away all of the milk and transforming Mucky back into his former self.
He looks so sad the cows say. They tell Mucky not to worry, that they’ll make more milk to turn him back into a unicorn. Mucky starts to smile and says who needs to be unicorn with friends as good as you!
This is a lovely book with some lovely pictures in to help aid the story.
Also, as part of the project, ASPACE recently interviewed Rachel Lyon, author of I Wish I’d Been Born a Unicorn. You can have a read of her thoughts on what makes the perfect bedtime book here.
We were sent this book as part of the Bedtime Book Award Project. As part of the project we were asked to answer the following questions about this book.
1) Out of the 10 books did your child/children want to read this book first?
2) How did you find the overall look and feel of the book? 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (1 being poor and 5 being very good)
3) How did you find the pictures or illustrations in the the book? 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (1 being poor and 5 being very good)
4) How would you rate the theme of the story? 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (1 being poor and 5 being very good)
5) Do you feel the book’s overall message was valuable to your child/children?
6) Could your child/children follow the story with ease?
7) How interactive and fun did you find the book to read? 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (1 being not very interactive or fun and 5 being very interactive and fun)
8) Did you find the book was quick and easy to read? 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (1 being not very quick and easy and 5 being very quick and easy)
9) Did your child/children want to read the book more than once?
10) How well did the book help your child/children settle before bed? 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (1 being it didn’t settle them very well, 5 being it settled them very well)
For the purpose of this review we were sent this book. All views and opinions are 100% my own.