cover image Uni the Unicorn and the Dream Come True

Uni the Unicorn and the Dream Come True

Amy Krouse Rosenthal, illus. by Brigette Barrager. Random House, $17.99 (40p) ISBN 978-1-101-93659-7

The question of what a double rainbow means has dogged humans since time immemorial (or at least since a 2010 viral YouTube video). Readers get an answer in this companion to 2014’s Uni the Unicorn. Persistent rain in the land of unicorns has led to a lack of magic and many depressed unicorns. It’s up to Uni, “the one unicorn who believed that little girls were real,” to save the day, joined by a small girl whose belief is just as strong. The late Rosenthal’s enthusiastic narration almost hums with the promise that magic exists, and Barrager’s retro graphics are the stuff of unicorn fantasies. And that double rainbow, a “bridge between Here and There,” will leave some readers dreaming about their own trips to the land of unicorns. Ages 3–7. [em]Author’s agent: Amy Rennert, Amy Rennert Agency. Illustrator’s agent: Kirsten Hall, Catbird Agency. (Aug.) [/em]