A Unicorn Named Sparkle: A Picture Book (Hardcover)

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By Amy Young (Illustrator), Amy Young
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Sometimes when you order a unicorn out of a comic book, you wind up with a...GOATICORN!!!  Lucy is confused and frustrated with her naughty goaticorn.  Why is he so wild?  Why does eat everything?  And what about his stinky smell?  Lucy wants to send him back.  But sometimes a goaticorn is filled with love and sometimes that is what really counts. 

— From Sarah


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.

About the Author

Amy Young was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and though she trained and practiced as a lawyer, she has always wanted to be an artist. Her first picture book, which she wrote and illustrated, was Belinda the Ballerina. Since then, she has written and illustrated many picture books. She lives in Spring Lake, Michigan, with her husband.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780374301859
ISBN-10: 0374301859
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr)
Publication Date: July 5th, 2016
Pages: 40
Language: English