|New friend for Sparkle (Unicorn named Sparkle)|
Author: Young, Amy
When Lucy's friend Brock visits, Sparkle the "unicorn" is jealous until he and Brock discover a shared love of drumming and dancing.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 1.70
Points: .5 Quiz: 189944
Kirkus Reviews (04/15/17)
School Library Journal (05/01/17)
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/07/17)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 05/01/2017 PreS-Gr 2—Another of Young's lively adventures about a lovable goat-unicorn and his friend and owner, Lucy. Lucy's new friend Cole is coming over to play, and Sparkle has his first experience with being the odd unicorn out, leading to an action-packed playdate. The words and illustrations convey Sparkle's emotions as he watches Lucy and Cole play without him; his hurt feelings eventually result in destruction and a tantrum. Sparkle mopes after Lucy scolds him, but Cole catches his attention with a drum, and soon Cole and Sparkle strike up a lively round of song and dance. Tables have turned, and readers witness Lucy's emotional response as she sees Cole and Sparkle connecting without her. This is the perfect tale for young students as they begin to make friends, and will introduce them to the concepts of empathy and understanding and hopefully encourage kindness and conscientious behavior. VERDICT An excellent addition to any children's collection, especially where unicorns are a fan favorite and the curriculum supports social and emotional learning.—Meghan Oppelt, Whitehall School District, WI - Copyright 2017 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.