Haiku Review: Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great….

Afternoon my Spring-time lovelies! The sun is shining, the birds are singing, the bees are buzzing (or would be, were there any bees left in our neighbourhood) and cupcakes are raining from the heavens! Sorry, northern hemisphere-friends, just couldn’t resist making you a little jealous.  Although admittedly, the cupcakes part is made up.

Mad Martha here with you again, and speaking of cupcakes, the title character in today’s Haiku review does actually have the ability to make it rain cupcakes! Yes, I’m speaking of Unicorn, from Bob Shea’s colourful and inviting, Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great…

unicornI found this book to have an incredibly high “I can relate to that” factor.  Being a sock creature created from the dregs of the fabric off-cuts basket, I admit I can be overly-sensitive to those who may be considered “the beautiful people”.  For this is the crux of Goat’s dilemma – how can ordinary old goat ever be friends with such a stand-out over-achiever as Unicorn?  Luckily, with a bit of heart-to-heart, honest communication Goat learns that he too has some pretty enviable skills and abilities.

Open dialogue

defeats Tall Poppy Syndrome.

Cloven is cool too.

The title and cover art alone were enough to get me straight into this book, but I found even more to enjoy inside the covers.  Take, for example, this page:

cloven justice

Apart from giving me an idea for a fantastic literature-related Halloween costume, what a catchphrase! I have immediately brought it into use around the shelf, while dusting and generally keeping things tidy….I find it lifts the spirits in an otherwise uninspiring circumstance.

Go on, try saying it.

A bit louder.

Fun, isn’t it?

Until we meet again my pretties, TASTE MY CLOVEN JUSTICE!!

Mad Martha

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16 thoughts on “Haiku Review: Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great….

  1. Okay, I’m going to have to find the book. Any book that uses the word “cloven” has got to be neat. And tall poppy syndrome is one of those things that interests me, as a mother of a gifted child.


  2. Oh my gosh! I SO want to see that costume ! 🙂 I loved that catch phrase too! <>
    DD and I loved this one! She read it over and over in GREAT detail truly enjoying the nuances in this book! It was hilarious and a lovely read!
    Also I love your Haiku! You are SO talented 🙂
    Thanks for sharing on the Kid Lit Blog Hop!
    -Rehama @Stackingbooks.com


  3. On the first day of Fall up north, thanks for sharing these fun books and your enticing words on your weather! Thanks for sharing on the Kid Lit Blog Hop.


  4. We actually had quite the beautiful day, even if I am a summer girl suffering through the fall 😉 Excellent catchphrase! Assignment: use it in a conversation this week and report back lol


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