Unicorns versus Goats
I'm keeping with the unicorn theme for the next few book recommendations, thus locking in my other moniker as Dr. Unicorn/the Unicorn doctor. :D This time we're talking about Bob Shea's Unicorn Thinks He's Pretty Great in which a unicorn takes on a goat in a fight. Sort of.
Well, it might be more accurate to say that the goat takes on the unicorn. You see, goat thinks he's pretty great until unicorn comes to town. Then he suffers a bit from of low self-esteem but really LOT of jealousy. Until he realizes that Unicorn is NOT trying to show him up.
Honestly, the heart of this book was such a delightful surprise for me: Goat learns that he has his own attributes that are great, that he doesn't need to compare himself to anyone else, and that he can be friends with someone who is different than he is. Add in Bob Shea's talent for bright and cute illustrations and you end up with a winning Unicorn/winning Goat picture book.
Diversity side note: Maybe we need more books about goats? Seriously though, this book is all about acceptance of self and acceptance of others without hitting us over the head with a preachy lesson.
Tell Dr. Bookworm!
Do you have a favorite unicorn book? Are you over unicorns? Do you have a favorite goat book?