Sugarlump and the Unicorn

Sugarlump and the Unicorn

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When Sugarlump the rocking horse wishes to see the world, a magical unicorn with a silver horn and sparkling blue eyes turns him into a real horse. But after trotting around the farm, galloping around a racetrack and even dancing at the circus, Sugarlump learns to be careful what he wishes for and realises how much he misses the children he left behind. Luckily the unicorn has one more wish to grant.
Publisher: London : Macmillan Children's Books, 2013
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 26 cm
ISBN: 9780230769885
0230769888
Branch Call Number: je Dona
Additional Contributors: Monks, Lydia

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oldeowl
Feb 22, 2017

A lovely magical, sensory tale with a moral. My only concern is the line when Sugarlump is in the attic, "I wish I had never been born" -- really don't think this is something to plant in young childrens' brains.

ksoles Mar 26, 2014

Be careful what you wish for: Sugarlump the rocking horse has grown tired of the indoors and wants to experience the world. But when a unicorn with sparkling blue eyes helps him break free into the great outdoors, he soon misses the children he left behind. Can the unicorn grant Sugarlump ultimate happiness?

Parents of boys: do not overlook "Sugarlump and the Unicorn" on the basis of its glitter, feminine colours and "girly" theme. My 3.5 year old son loves Lydia Monks's illustrations, combinations of hand-drawn pictures and photographic images of textures. Additionally, Donaldson writes in her characteristic, catchy rhyme and includes her famous choruses that children can learn quickly and recite throughout the story.

This magical story will enchant a broad audience, making it a must-have on any child's shelf. And, on a practical note, the glitter is somehow encapsulated on the page so it will neither wear off over time nor rub off on readers!

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chapmanjm250
Jan 03, 2014

My daughter LOVES this book. Very good read - I love rhyme and repetition books for kids :)

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