Sophie Johnson: Unicorn Expert by Morag Hood
  

Sophie Johnson: Unicorn Expert

Written by Morag Hood
Illustrated by Ella Okstad

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Anyone who shares their house with a unicorn or unicorn fan needs a copy of this lovely picture book. Little Sophie Johnson is a self-confessed unicorn expert. She has 17 – though it’s amazing what or who can be turned into a unicorn by the simple addition of a cone or even toothbrush to the forehead. Caring for them keeps Sophie busy, and Mummy (who we never see) doesn’t always understand that magic is more important than mess. It’s a great celebration of the power and fun of imaginative play, and Sophie’s unicorn filled world is depicted with real charm in Ella Okstad’s illustrations, the page on which she teaches her horned friends about the dangers of balloons is terrific! ~ Andrea Reece

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Synopsis

Sophie Johnson: Unicorn Expert by Morag Hood

Are you a unicorn expert? Then meet Sophie Johnson... you have a lot in common! Sophie Johnson is an endearing new picture book character, who is just bursting with information and knowledge that she is keen to pass on. She's a self-confessed unicorn expert (among other things) and has dressed up her toys and pets with their own unique horns. Strange then, that she doesn't seem to notice the real unicorn who has come into her house...

A wonderfully humorous story, from a new picture book dream-team, Morag Hood and Ella Okstad about a unicorn hiding in plain sight and a little girl who is totally oblivious to his presence! Ideal for fans of unicorns, rainbows and magic everywhere!

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'Sophie is a wonderfully endearing character with whom children (and adults) will fall in love, despite the mayhem she causes. Glorious illustrations capture the chaos and fun of this hilarious story to perfection.' Parents in Touch

About the Author

Morag Hood

Morag Hood has a unique voice. Her idiosyncratic, wry humour permeates everything she does, creating books of style and irresistible charm. Colin and Lee, Carrot and Pea was a runner-up in The Macmillan Prize for Illustration, marking a glorious picture book debut. Morag spent her childhood writing stories, painting, and dreaming of having a pet duck. Following a degree in Costume Design from Wimbledon College of Art, and an MA in Children's Book Illustration from the Cambridge School of Art, Morag returned to live in her native Edinburgh with her husband. She still likes making stories, printing, cutting and sticking, and freshly sharpened pencils. The pet duck is yet to make an appearance.

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Format

Paperback
32 pages

Author

Morag Hood
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Author's Website

www.moraghood.co.uk/

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Publisher

Simon & Schuster Childrens Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster Ltd

Publication date

5th April 2018

ISBN

9781471145629

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