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A unicorn named Sparkle's first Christmas / Amy Young.

By: Young, Amy.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: A unicorn named Sparkle.Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2019Edition: First board book edition.Description: 32 unnumbered pages : colour illustrations ; 17 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780374312107.Subject(s): Unicorns -- Juvenile fiction | Gifts -- Juvenile fiction | Christmas -- Juvenile fiction | Board booksSummary: It's Sparkle's first Christmas and Lucy is showing him how to celebrate. Make a snowman. Check. Make a unicorn snowman. Check. Hang stockings, make cookies, and, of course--buy presents! (But don't eat them.).
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Make a snowman. Check. Make a unicorn snowman. Check. Hang stockings, make cookies, and, of course - buy presents! (But don't eat them.) Check. In pure Sparkle fashion, nothing goes as planned, but Lucy ends up learning that love - not presents - is what Christmas is all about.

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Originally published: 2018.

It's Sparkle's first Christmas and Lucy is showing him how to celebrate. Make a snowman. Check. Make a unicorn snowman. Check. Hang stockings, make cookies, and, of course--buy presents! (But don't eat them.).

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Publishers Weekly Review

In Sparkle's third book, the "unicorn" is getting ready for Christmas under the tutelage of Lucy, a vivacious girl with wiry black curls. Actually, Sparkle is eating the Christmas preparations because, despite his unicorn horn (it resembles a cone-shaped birthday hat), there's a good chance he's actually a goat. Lucy gets Sparkle presents at "the unicorn store," but Lucy is disappointed to find no gift from Sparkle on Christmas morning, and he eats the stockings and pulls down the Christmas tree. After shouting and tears, it turns out Sparkle did get her a gift, and it's the most magical of all. The relationship between Sparkle and Lucy remains perfectly enchanting. Ages 2-6. (Sept.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Horn Book Review

It's Christmas, and to Lucy that means "lots and lots of PRESENTS!" Lucy buys gifts for her "unicorn" (read: goat) Sparkle but is hurt on Christmas morning when it seems Sparkle didn't get anything for her. Like its predecessors (A Unicorn Named Sparkle etc.), the book imparts a valuable lesson in a child-appropriate way; the cheery illustrations layer in some festive red and green. (c) Copyright 2019. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Kirkus Book Review

The joy of giving permeates Lucy's first Christmas with her unicorn in this series third after A New Friend for Sparkle (2017).Sparkle is back and is still more goatlike than equine, but little Lucy thinks he's just perfect. She's excited to teach him all about Christmas and explains that "best of all, it means Christmas PRESENTS! Lots and lots of PRESENTS!" Lucy gives Sparkle an allowance and her wish list so he can get gifts for her, and then she heads off to buy him presents. Readers are privy to the little unicorn's failure to follow through on the task and then to how Lucy tirelessly gives him the benefit of the doubt. But when Sparkle knocks over the Christmas tree and eats the stockings, Lucy loses her temper. Her outburst makes Sparkle cry "big, magical rainbow unicorn tears." Lucy feels terrible and apologizes, acknowledging that Sparkle "didn't mean to hurt [her] feelings." And then, lo and behold, there is a gift under the tree from Sparklea tiny golden box that on a wordless spread opens to release a rainbow and a flight of butterflies, birds, and (of course) sparkles and hearts. Readers will flip back to the vignettes that depict Sparkle failing to shop and reassess their lack of faith. Lucy is a little girl of color with light brown skin and springy black hair.Merry and bright. (Picture book. 3-6) Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.