Unicorn for a Day by Golan Vaknin

Unicorn for a Day is a charming children’s book that takes readers on a magical adventure through the eyes of a child.

This is a heartwarming story of a father and his little daughter’s lively, creative bond. They take a few diversions on their way home from school, which causes them to be late, but the little girl thinks it’s all part of the experience. Abigail is inspired by the toys she discovers at a traditional toy store, and with the help of her reluctant but understanding father (who is running late for work), she transforms into a unicorn and he becomes a brave knight in her imaginative world. They were caught in a downpour as a result of their efforts to rescue a lost dog, but they band together to find a way out while also assisting others.

The book is based on a true story that happened during an otherwise ordinary walk home from school. The author beautifully captures the essence of a child’s imagination and shows how ordinary things can become magical when seen through the eyes of a child. The story highlights the importance of imagination, creativity, and the wonders of the world around us.

The characters in the book are well-developed, and readers will quickly fall in love with Abigail and her father as they embark on their magical adventure. The illustrations are also lovely and complement the story perfectly.

Throughout the story, Abigail shows heroic bravery and kindness as she and her brave knight (her father) set out to save the day and help someone in need. This reinforces the values of kindness, empathy, and helping others, making Unicorn for a Day an excellent choice for parents looking for books that teach important life lessons.

The fascinating and original narrative is gorgeously designed and intensely vibrant, expressing perfectly the passion and people on exhibit. Two stars because of the way the narrative goes forward. There are abrupt halts when the girl and father suddenly become a brave knight and a magical unicorn. There is a an illustration where she looks into a mirror to find a unicorn on the other side. The illustration is not carried into the story and seems out of place. The story would attract more had the writer carried the transition from real world to pretense in a planned manner. The reading feels jarred as the child seems to enter the magical world first with father tagging along later. Had the transition been together the reading would be smooth.

Overall, Unicorn for a Day is a delightful book that is sure to capture the hearts of both children and adults. The story is heartwarming, the characters are lovable, and the illustrations are beautiful. This book is a must-read for anyone looking for a magical adventure filled with wonder, bravery, and unicorns.

I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.


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Words do not describe a person. I am many things and yet nothing. I am an avid reader, reading her way through the pages of life. Some stories warm the heart and yet others have let me dry. I am a result of my life, and yet my life is part a result of me. Don't try to figure me.

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