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A sweet and charming picture book about fear, anxiety, and unicorns.
The unicorn smells nice, but she is very rude. She never waits for an invitation to come over—she walks right in and tracks heart-shaped hoof-prints across the carpet. She sits in Elizabeth’s chair and makes a complete mess of the house. She even sleeps in Elizabeth’s bed.
But the unicorn is no ordinary unicorn . . .
In The Unicorn Came to Dinner, author Lauren DeStefano and illustrator Gaia Cornwall invite parents and their kids to talk about feelings—especially worries and anxiety—and ultimately about how to be yourself.
Gaia Cornwall loves to write and illustrate for children. Her debut picture book, Jabari Jumps (Candlewick Press), was featured in People Magazine, The New York Times, was named a Charlotte Zolotow Honor Book, an Amazon Best Children’s Book of the Year, and was a 2017 NPR staff pick, among other accolades.
Her other titles include Jabari Flies and Best Bed For Me, (Candlewick Press), and A Unicorn Came to Dinner…Again written by Lauren DeStefano (Roaring Brook Press). Gaia lives in Providence, RI with her two little kiddos, one programmer husband, and two kitty kiddos.
Praise for The Unicorn Came to Dinner
"Kids[will] easily understand the desire to be something strong and magical in the face of a stressful day." - the Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books
"Creatively integrating amusing, upbeat, and sympathetic elements, animated prose, and charming, expressive illustrations, this portrays how unfamiliar or new situations can impact children’s feelings and behaviors. Entertaining and ultimately reassuring, this will likely resonate with and be appreciated by kids and their adults alike." --Booklist