How to Grow a Unicorn (Book Review)

How to Grow a Unicorn is a wonderfully imaginative new children’s picture book from Rachel Morrisroe and Steven Lenton.

The book invites young readers to step into Mr Pottifer’s Parlour of Plants, “a mysterious shop where magic grows on trees.” Sarah is looking for a special birthday present for her gran, because she loves gardening this store catches her eye. Inside she’s delighted to discover the creatively gorgeous plants on display, with everything from an orange striped tiger plant to energetic green runner beans, from boxing foxgloves to a milk-squirting cowslip.

How to Grow a Unicorn

But it’s one particular packet that draws Sarah’s attention, and that is the packet of unicorn seeds. Instantly excited to give her gran a grow-your-own unicorn pet, she follows the planting advice but ignores the instruction to plant just one seed. The next day twenty-four unicorn vines start to creep and unicorns blossom from every new flower.

The unicorns cause a fair amount of chaos, but before long we discover that a unicorn’s magical plop has a surprising result, and that there may even be a new adventure with another extraordinary creature just around the corner for us!

How to Grow a Unicorn is a fun rhyming story that’s brought to life through the beautiful illustrations. With a sparkly cover, magical plants and unicorns galore, it will no doubt captivate children at story time and be a new favourite for anyone who loves unicorns. I loved the tips on how to grow your reading skills at the end of the book.

How to Grow a Unicorn is available for a recommended retail price of R170.

Thanks to Penguin Random House for sending me this book in exchange for an honest review.

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