Kid’s Book Review: Unicorn Boy

Kid’s Book Review: Unicorn Boy

About the Book and Author / Illustrator

Unicorn Boy is the first in a colourful, hilarious and heartwarming graphic novel series about a shy kid who unwillingly sprouts a unicorn horn and uses his newfound magical powers to help those in need!

The first few years of Brian’s life were unremarkable – nothing weird about this kid until one day he found a bump on his head.

And it grew …
And grew …
And grew…

Into a full-blown, sparkling, singing unicorn horn!

It was the last thing a shy kid like Brian could ever want – but destiny waits for no Unicorn Boy.

And when shadowy creatures from another realm kidnap his best friend Avery, Brian must accept his fate as a hero and go on a perilous journey to try and save the day!

Dave Roman is the author/illustrator of the Astronaut Academy series (winner of Maryland’s Black-Eyed Susan Book Award) and writer of the graphic novels Teen Boat! (with John Patrick Green) and Agnes Quill: An Anthology of Mystery. He has contributed stories to Comics Squad: Recess!, Explorer: The Mystery Boxes, Nursery Rhyme Comics, and Goosebumps Graphix: Slappy’s Tales of Horror. Roman is a professor at the School of Visual Arts, a former editor at Nickelodeon Magazine and is currently series editor for First Second’s Science Comics and History Comics series of nonfiction graphic novels.

Book Review

Stand up and protect your friends and family no matter what!

I really loved this book and I read it over the course of a weekend. My favourite character was the Talking Muffin and I felt he made the story really work as he was one of the main sidekicks. Without the Talking Muffin alot of the adventures would not have happened. The illustrations were amazing and really supported the story by adding lots of colour like a techincoloured ‘unicorn’.

The plot line was beautiful as it gave a good explanation of how Unicorn Boy came to life. I enjoyed the mix of a little bit of Spanish language in the book as well because I go to Spain every summer and it added a little bit of culture.

The ending was an intriguing part when the cats had to take one of their lives away to protect the unicorn’s friend, a sign of true friendship. I would recommend this to anyone (ages 5-8) who likes excitement/ adventure and magical creatures.

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Reviewer Profile

  • Name: Sebastian
  • Age: 8 years
  • Likes: Graphic novels, drawing cartoon characters and singing
  • Dislikes: Tomatoes
  • Favourite Book: How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell
  • Favourite Song: Radioactive by Imagine Dragons
  • Favourite Movie: Marvel movies