Be careful what pet you wish for in this hysterical story from bestselling author Ame Dyckman and beloved illustrator Liz Climo, now as a board book!
When a little boy throws a coin in a well asking for a pet unicorn, he has no idea what kind of trouble he's in for. Unbeknownst to him, unicorns make the absolutely worst pets: they shed, they poke holes in your ceiling, and they make a big mess. With a knowing wink from Ame Dyckman, author of Wolfie the Bunny and cheerful illustrations from Rory the Dinosaur creator and Tumblr star Liz Climo, this rollicking story shares all of the ways a pet unicorn can ruin your life, and is sure to have readers in stitches.
About the Author
Ame Dyckman is the award-winning author of Wolfie the Bunny (illustrated by Zachariah OHora), Boy + Bot and Tea Party Rules, and loves writing for children so she doesn't have to grow up. Ame lives in New Jersey with her family, pets, and hair bow collection.
About the Illustrator
Liz Climo grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and moved to Los Angeles after college to work as a character artist on The Simpsons. She started a comic blog, LizClimo.tumblr.com, where Rory and his dad first appeared in 2012. Liz currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Colin, and their daughter, Marlow.
An Amazon Best Book of the MonthA 2018-2019 Florida SSYRA Jr. List Book
Praise for You Don't Want a Unicorn! "Climo's rainbow-bright illustrations take Dyckman's silly premise to a whole new level of absurdity.... This is a crowd-pleaser, complete with cupcake poops and rainbow burps, and...a welcoming and unobtrusive gender-nonconforming vibe." --Horn Book
"Climo creates gleeful unicorn havoc...there's a lot of mischievous fun to be had."--Publishers Weekly
"The tone of the wry, bemused narrator is perfect...and the target audience will likely be eager for a repeat listen."
--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Imaginative fun throughout."--Booklist
For Ages: 2 - 5 years old
Number Of Pages: 24
Published: 2nd July 2019
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.8 x 17.8
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1