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Sugarlump and the Unicorn

Written by Julia Donaldson

Illustrated by Lydia Monks

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LoveReading View on Sugarlump and the Unicorn

Julia Donaldson, former Children’s Laureate and author of The Gruffalo tells a magical tale of a horse whose wishes come true – thanks to the magic of a unicorn. Sugarlump is a rocking horse; he’s happy when the children are at home and he can rock them back and forth on his broad back. But when the children are at school, Sugarlump is bored. If only he could out in the big wide world. Sugarlump tries his hand at being all kinds of horses – a cart horse, a race horse, a circus horse – before finding the perfect answer to the kind of horse he really wants to be.

Julia Eccleshare M.B.E

Sugarlump and the Unicorn Synopsis

Follow the adventures of Sugarlump the rocking horse and a magical unicorn in this delightful rhyming story from the stellar picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, creators of What the Ladybird Heard. When Sugarlump the rocking horse longs to see the world, a magical unicorn with a silver horn and sparkling blue eyes grants his wish and turns him into a real horse. But after trotting around the farm, galloping around a racetrack and even dancing at the circus, Sugarlump learns to be careful what he wishes for. Luckily the unicorn has one more wish to grant . . .

Sugarlump and the Unicorn is the perfect story for reading together, with brilliant rhyming verse, bright and distinctive illustrations and a gorgeously glittery cover. Enjoy all the stories from Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks: Sharing a Shell, The Princess and the Wizard, The Rhyming Rabbit, The Singing Mermaid, Sugarlump and the Unicorn, Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox, What the Ladybird Heard, What the Ladybird Heard Next, What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday and The Girl, the Bear and the Magic Shoes.

Sugarlump and the Unicorn Press Reviews

A book that celebrates freedom. - Sunday Times

An absolute delight to read aloud. - Daily Mail

A reliably lovely read-aloud rhythm . . . Children will love Lydia Monk's illustrations. - Daily Telegraph

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ISBN: 9781509892518
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Book Information

ISBN: 9781509892518
Publication date: 4th April 2019
Author: Julia Donaldson
Illustrator: Lydia Monks
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Board book
Pagination: 24 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers, 5+ readers
Genres: Animals

About Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson is the outrageously talented prize-winning author of some of the world's best-loved children's books, including modern classics The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child, which together have sold over 17 million copies worldwide, and the hugely successful What the Ladybird Heard adventures. Julia also writes fiction, including the Princess Mirror-Belle books illustrated by Lydia Monks, as well as poems, plays and songs – and her brilliant live shows are always in demand. She was Children’s Laureate 2011-13 and has been honoured with an MBE for Services to Literature. Julia and her husband Malcolm divide their time between West ...

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