Jacey’s Epic Love of Picture Books: #10!

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Lily the Unicorn, by Dallas Clayton.

Since yesterday was grumpy (albeit adorably so), that means that today there must be unicorns.

This is how things work in my world, okay.

First things first: If you don’t know who Dallas Clayton is, you should. (Hint: He’s awesome.)

Secondly: If that cover alone doesn’t make you smile, I need you to go seriously rethink your life choices, and then get back to me.

That said, onto the book itself!

Lily, in case you couldn’t guess, is a rather excitable unicorn. She likes making things. Lots and lots of things. Pages and pages full of things. (Such as robot cranes, battle telescopes, music, and messes, to name a few.)

But Lily likes making friends best of all.

Enter Roger the penguin…and a true case of “opposites attract.”

Roger’s favourite dance is sitting down. His favourite colour is grey. His favourite toy is a briefcase.

And so on and so forth.

I bet you guys can see where this is going. :D

At its core, it’s essentially the same story as Grumpy Cat — ie, Obnoxiously Cheerful Saves the Day (No Matter How Cranky Certain People May Be About This Fact) — but with a unicorn and a penguin instead! It teaches that patience and understanding can solve conflict. It teaches empathy.

And it teaches that you shouldn’t give up on your own excitement just because some other damn person might be perpetually pissed off…and that, eventually, you two might just find a middle ground that makes you both happy.

(And the art is cute as all hell, come on.).

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One thought on “Jacey’s Epic Love of Picture Books: #10!

  1. “Roger’s favourite dance is sitting down. His favourite colour is grey. His favourite toy is a briefcase.

    I think that I may be a penguin.

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