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Thelma the Unicorn - Aaron Blabey

Hardcover

Published: 1st February 2015
For Ages: 4 - 7 years old
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Oh, Thelma looked amazing. She was a unicorn! 'I'm special now,' she cried out loud. And so, a star was born... Thelma is an ordinary pony who longs to be more. One day, she spots a carrot on the ground and comes up with a brilliant idea!

She ties it to her head, just before a skidding truck spills pink paint and glitter all over her! Presto! Thelma is a unicorn! Thelma quickly rises to fame, but does she really want all the attention? Or would she be happier as her old self again?

About the Author

Aaron Blabey has won a CBCA (Children's Book Council of Australia) Book of the Year and an AFI Award, and his book The Ghost of Miss Annabel Spoon won the Patricia Wrightson Award in the 2013 NSW Premier's Literary Awards and also won a Children's Peace Literature Award. Aaron has been included on the Smithsonian Institute's Notable Book List and was a National Literacy Ambassador in 2012.

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5.0

this book didnt dissapoint

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from walgett

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Engaging characters
  • Page-Turner
  • Well Written

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    Comments about Thelma the Unicorn:

    my 5 year old have been coveting this book for a while, she was more than thrilled with it.

     
    5.0

    Excellent book

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    from Australia

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    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Easy To Read
    • Engaging characters
    • Page-Turner
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      Comments about Thelma the Unicorn:

      My son loves this book. Another engaging story with very sympathetic characters from Aaron Blabey. A real pleasure to read every night to the kids before bed. Will definitely be buying this book again as a gift.

       
      5.0

      Lovely book

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      from Melbourne

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      • Easy To Read
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        Comments about Thelma the Unicorn:

        My granddaughter loves this book we read it as soon as she got home from school then had to read it again at bed time. We found a utube clip of the author reading it she loves watching it has watched many times but still likes to read the book

         
        5.0

        A must have!

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        from Cloncurry

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          Comments about Thelma the Unicorn:

          Loved this book!

           
          5.0

          Unmissable !

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          from Vic

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            Comments about Thelma the Unicorn:

            My 5 year old daughter adores this book...the story is engaging and heartwarming, the text and pictures effortless and poetic, the message so very apt and timely as our little one starts to navigate this world. It's written in a language she understands...

             
            5.0

            Very entertaining

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            from Sydney, AU

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              Comments about Thelma the Unicorn:

              Thelma the Unicorn was bought for my 4yr old daughter. She thoroughly enjoyed this book. The lovely illustrations along with a great message, made it a book enjoyed not only by my 4yr old but my 6yr old too. Aaron Blabey at his best. Highly recommended for younger readers and a wonderful message behind it that you are perfect, just as you are

               
              5.0

              Our favourite children's book

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              from Melbourne

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                Comments about Thelma the Unicorn:

                I have a 3 year old and a 5 year old and we all love this book! A very cute and entertaining children's book with a great message about being yourself. Highly recommended

                 
                5.0

                This book is absolutely fantastic

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                from Sydney

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                • Deserves Multiple Readings
                • Easy To Understand
                • Informative
                • Inspirational
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                  • Great For Six Year Olds
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                  Comments about Thelma the Unicorn:

                  My Daughter borrowed this from the school library & have subsequently bought many more copies for her school friend birthdays - great read with a sound moral story 'its good to be me' Love it!

                   
                  5.0

                  One for the girls

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                  from Brisbane

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                    Comments about Thelma the Unicorn:

                    A good read, particularly for girls. It's nice for my daughter to understand that looks aren't everything.

                    The rhyme and story line are very entertaining for kids. A well written book for kids.

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                    Aaron Blabey

                    Aaron Blabey's life doesn't make any sense.

                    He is best known for his well-loved children's picture books for which he has won many awards including a Children's Book Council of Australia - Book of the Year Award, a NSW Premiers Literary Award for Children's Literature, a KOALA Award, a YABBA Award and a Children's Peace Literature Award. He's also been the National Literacy Ambassador and is a proud ambassador for the Alannah and Madeline Foundation.

                    But dig a little deeper and his past gets quite shady.

                    He spent 13 years as an actor appearing in numerous plays, TV shows and films. He was regularly cast opposite proper actors like Hugh Jackman, Jacki Weaver, Guy Pearce, Bryan Brown, Joel Edgerton and Ben Mendelsohn, all of whom were too kind to ever point out that his own acting was "justâ?¦awful", as he describes it today. To his continuing bewilderment though, he did once win an ACCTA Award (AFI) for Best Actor, a fact that cannot be adequately explained.

                    To complicate matters, he worked for a time as a staff writer at a major global advertising agency where he "learned a great deal and wished for death every single day", before spending a couple of years attempting to teach 'Creative Thinking' at a prominent Sydney design college. Furthermore, he's exhibited his art in various galleries, spent some time as a grape picker, worked in a video store and - astonishingly - once modeled clothes in a glossy weekend supplement.

                    He lives these days in a beautiful town in the Blue Mountains with his preposterously short wife and their two gorgeous boys, where he creates books, listens to his beloved vinyl record collection through killer 70s speakers and celebrates loudly every fifteen minutes that one of his all-time, top-ten heroes - Nick Cave - recently chose to record one of his books.

                    Visit Aaron Blabey's Booktopia Author Page


                    ISBN: 9781743625804
                    ISBN-10: 1743625804
                    Audience: Children
                    For Ages: 4 - 7 years old
                    Format: Hardcover
                    Language: English
                    Number Of Pages: 28
                    Published: 1st February 2015
                    Publisher: Scholastic Australia
                    Country of Publication: AU
                    Dimensions (cm): 25.8 x 24.7  x 0.9
                    Weight (kg): 0.35