There’s A Unicorn in Town & I’d Like A Tail by Emma Pelling
I’m a huge book nerd myself and have always ensured that my daughters have plenty of books to read and they really enjoy reading too which is lovely. I love treating them to new books to keep things exciting and two of our newest additions are There’s A Unicorn in Town and I’d Like A Tail, both by Emma Pelling.
Emma Pelling has illustrated the books too and she’s got a lovely drawing style — fun colours and characters but quite modern and minimalist too, which I love.
My four-year-old loves unicorns so was very excited to read There’s A Unicorn in Town. In this book, there’s a rumour that there is a unicorn in town, but where is it? Everyone is looking for it because of course everyone wants to find the mythical creature! Cecily who would love the unicorn as a pet catches a glimpse and gets to experience the magic of unicorns! It’s a fun story and there’s a good amount of text for my eldest daughter’s age and we all love the quirky illustrations.
I’d Like A Tail is our favourite of the two books though and it’s about a girl called Melissa who has a wild imagination and wishes to have a tail. The book takes us through what types of animal tails she could have and which types are good for different things. I really like this idea and at the end, we get the to see which tail is the perfect one for Melissa!
We really like these books but I have to point out that both books have the same grammatical error in them — the author uses “it’s” when she should use “its” and this is something that I find annoying, especially in printed publications. The proofreader should have spotted this before printing but these things still slip through and I often spot errors in books unfortunately. Now that my eldest is learning to read and is trying to read along with me in books that I read to her, it’s important to me that she’s not learning or seeing things that are not right. Hopefully this can be rectified before the next print because the books are really nice.
These books were provided to me for this review. As always, all my reviews are 100% honest and all thoughts and opinions are my own.