Unicorn Is Maybe Not So Great After All

Unicorn Is Maybe Not So Great After All

You remember Unicorn. You know, Goat's friend? The one who can fly, make it rain cupcakes, and turn things into gold? On the first day of school, Unicorn expects to make his usual big splash. But no one pays him much attention--the other kids are much more interested in the latest trend in toys: rubber bands that look like other things. Unicorn comes up with a plan to get You remember Unicorn. You know, Goat's friend? The one who can fly, make it rain cupcakes, and turn things into gold? On t...

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Title:Unicorn Is Maybe Not So Great After All
Author:Bob Shea
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Genres:Childrens
ISBN:1368009441
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:40 pages pages

Unicorn Is Maybe Not So Great After All Reviews

  • Maryanne
    Jul 21, 2019
    While a big fan of the original Unicorn book and Bob Shea in general - I had low expectations for this follow-up. It's actually a lot more charming than I would have thought - and a good back to school storytime choice for older readers. ...
  • kim
    Jul 23, 2019
    older kiddos would find it really funny ...
  • Kayla
    Aug 29, 2019
    Unicorn is back?and unfortunately trying too hard, which results in a confusing mess. And that?s exactly what this story is. Makes me sad, as my kids and I are huge fans of Unicorn Thinks He?s Pretty Great, and Bob Shea in general. ...
  • Amy
    Sep 04, 2019
    Bob Shea is not my favorite author but we checked this out because my 5-year old LOVES unicorns. While we thought the illustrations were fun, I just didn't love the story. I feel like his writing is very stylized in a voice that may appeal to certain individuals but usually not to a br...
  • Angie
    Jul 10, 2019
    Hmmm. I preordered this months ago because I loved the first one so much. I am sorry to say ... I sort of wish I hadn't bothered. :/ Didn't know it was a back to school story. So I guess I may end up using it. If kids can get the sort of obtuse lesson of "even when you are annoying...
  • Erin
    Sep 14, 2019
    Unicorn thinks he's amazing!! But when he gets to school, everyone thinks he's completely normal instead of super stellar. Unicorn decides to give himself a makeover and makes everything go wrong. :( But he still has friends who love him! Good for preschool or older kid storytimes. ...
  • Mischenko
    Jul 14, 2019
    Beautiful illustrations, but the story is all over the place and confusing. I normally don't rate children's books this low, but this is one neither my daughter or I enjoyed. Give it a try and see what you think. ...
  • Amanda
    Aug 06, 2019
    The latest! greatest! thing has come out and it's NOT you...bum bum bum. How to handle it? What if you can't cope? Poor Unicorn! Good thing he has good friends to help him figure things out. Once again, Shea has handled a touchy subject in a super-fun way. ...
  • Kelly
    Aug 20, 2019
    I love Bob Shea's work. I did not like this book. I gave it an extra star for color, but the text and story were all over the map and very confusing. The entire book, illustrations and text, felt frenetic, and I actually got a little tense trying to read it. ...
  • Emily
    Jul 24, 2019
    Wow, I actually didn't like this. Yep, that shocked me too. I usually adore Bob Shea. ...
  • Emily
    Jul 10, 2019
    A bit disappointing, since I loved the first Unicorn book and generally Bob Shea always. But this one seemed super scattered. I would have trouble sharing it with a storytime group - I thought the story was hard to follow and there were tons of asides that felt shoehorned. ...
  • Ashlin Edmisten
    Aug 10, 2019
    Aww. When folks aren't super-excited about Unicorn's first day back at school (it's everyone else's first day too) he gets a little insecure and overcompensates. But friends like Goat will surely bring reality back, right? Riiiight? ...
  • Alison N
    Aug 01, 2019
    What's a unicorn to do when he wants to make a big splash but doesn't get the attention he expected? Maybe try EVEN HARDER? But... could that backfire? Find out in this delightful sequel where our pal learns an important lesson. ...
  • Juliana Lee
    Aug 15, 2019
    Wild illustrations and disjointed text make it hard to follow the story line. Basically, Unicorn is overly confident about his unique specialness. In order to prove his remarkableness to his friends, he goes overboard with the glitter, rainbows, and sparkles. He becomes so irritating, ...
  • Pam
    Jul 14, 2019
    Unicorn is back and upset that he's not the center of attention as the school year begins. He makes several choices to draw attention to himself and none of them work. He discovers his friends like him just as he is. I like Shea's work but the unicorn series is a miss for me with the ...
  • Melissa Flanagin
    Jul 31, 2019
    It's not surprising to me that I enjoyed this. Number 1 reason being I LOVED the first one Unicorn Think's He's Pretty Great and number 2 I just love everything Bob Shea writes. They are some of the best picture books today. They are always my go to books for story times. The pictures ...
  • Becky
    Jul 01, 2019
    I enjoyed this more than I thought I would. It's not amazing, but it's your typical Bob Shea weirdness that kind of either works for you or doesn't. My favorite part was: You've been super-annoying, for sure, but you're still our friend. Hilariously wise words. ...
  • Air
    Sep 19, 2019
    SURPRISE! This is the second book in the series, lol! I found this out after finishing the book - whoops. It doesn't seem to matter if you have read the first one or not, the story is pretty straight forward. However, I do imagine that if you have already fallen in love with the charac...
  • Erin Gunderson
    Jul 12, 2019
    Bob Shea books are usually a solid for me, but this one was a real disappointment, especially compared to Unicorn Thinks He's Pretty Great whihc is one of my all time favorites. There are too few unicorn books that have a good story, aren't too wordy, and make good read-alouds for pres...
  • Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*
    Apr 11, 2019
    Unicorn: Is Maybe Not So Great After All by Bob Shea. PICTURE BOOK. Disney, JULY 2019. $18. 9781368009447 BUYING ADVISORY: Pre-K, EL (K-3) - ESSENTIAL AUDIENCE APPEAL: HIGH When the kids at school get distracted by a new toy, Unicorn decides to be extra-sparkly-magical to get ...
  • Kaitlyn
    Jul 17, 2019
    This book is best when you're running on zero hours of sleep and do all the voices, LOL. I love the unicorn books. ...
  • Ireadkidsbooks
    Nov 19, 2018
    This was a hot mess. The only thing I liked about this follow-up was the end papers (they'd be adorable as wrapping paper). And the spread where Unicorn has big bags under his eyes, because that's how I feel most days. The first book was so good, but this was visually cluttered ...
  • Jennifer
    Jul 25, 2019
    Bob Shea is so funny and creative! (He even pokes fun at himself in this sequel.) Unicorn is back, and is Fabulous! Magical! Amazing! Dressing up in go-go boots and glitter, the others find Unicorn ?Not that great after all.? Read this aloud and spend time looking through the illu...
  • Raven Black
    Jun 20, 2019
    Not sure how this compares to the first one as I have not read it. This time Unicorn is jealous of the new "hot thing" (rubber bands looking like other things: a soccer ball, wagon wheel, port holes...) and tries to make a new an improved Unicorn. Of course, the plan backfires with a f...
  • Anna
    Aug 29, 2019
    I wasn't a fan of this book. The unicorn is super obnoxious and annoying. I feel like the unicorn didn't really learn its lesson on how to be a good friend to everyone and how to act at school. I enjoyed the details in the illustrations though, especially the "Bob Shea" poster at schoo...
  • Ashton
    Jul 12, 2019
    Blast to the Past with SILLY BANDS! ...
  • Emily
    Jul 27, 2019
    A book about trying too hard. It is the first day of school and Unicorn wants everyone to notice him. Things go south when everyone is far more interested in rubber bands in the shape of other things (ah, I remember those days. That fad lasted sooooo long). So Unicorn decides to ma...
  • Kate Foran
    Jul 14, 2019
    A little too long and not as endearing/funny as I expected it to be. Still, it?s cute and colorful and has beloved Bob Shea characters. Worth it for fans. ...
  • Sarah T.
    Aug 22, 2019
    I LOVE Bob Shea's stuff and I love the Unicorn books but man, I have to agree with the other folks who felt this one was a hot mess and all over the place. I would LIKE to still try it for storytime to see what kids think of it, but the illustrations really are all over the place. I ge...
  • EMMANUEL
    Jul 17, 2019
    This book is very interesting. I?m not so sure what the significance of a unicorn is. The only visual I was able to generate was ?My little pony? television show. I know the rainbow is associated with the LGBT community, but I don?t know if this is relevant. ...