November 1st is the International Unicorn Day! I have no idea, if any rituals are involved in celebrating this special day - but for all unicorn lovers here are some great books featuring the rare species. Some fun, some glitzy and some for their not so non-unicorn loving parents, too!
Tanja Jacobs / Susanne Weber
DAS EINHORN OHNE HORN VORN
This is a super cute little board book with short simple rhymes for babies and tiny tots. The little unicorn is desperate: its horn simply doesn't want to grow. Her friends offer to help her out, when her front starts being a little itchy...
12 months and up
DAS KLEINE WALHORN
Little Nori grows up in the ocean with narwhals. And even if he isn't quite like the rest of his family - his tusk isn't as long, he is not a very good swimmer and he really isn't into the food - nobody seems to mind much, so he decides not to mind either. But then one day he sweeps up to the surface and there is a creature that looks just like him!
A beautiful tale about belonging and identity, that might resonate with little expats and others, too!
4 years and up
Bethanie Deeney Murguia
GLAUBST DU AN EINHÖRNER?
Is this a horse wearing a hat? Or a unicorn? But why would a unicorn hide its horn? It must be a horse with a bad hair day. Or maybe it's a horse being blinded by the sun. Or maybe it is a unicorn? If we just wait long enough, it may take the hat off and we will know...
A non glitzy book about looking closely and perspective.
3 years and up
Annette Langen / Anne-Kathrin Behl
GRACIELLA WILL EIN EINHORN SEIN
Graciella is a little rhino who wants very badly to be a unicorn. But her mother is busy vacuum cleaning and has no time to listen to her. So she gets angry and runs out. And with a bit of washing line and phantasie she can be a unicorn...
Even though this book has a magical subject, it actually about everyday life we all know too well, in particular your kids.. After all we often are very busy just when our kids want to talk about something that is important to them (and we often enough may dismiss). It has few words, so might not seem like an easy ready aloud, but will have you and your kids talking.
4 years and up