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Monday, March 22, 2021

You Do You!: ITTY-BITTY KITTY-CORN by Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham - REVIEW!

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Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.

Today, we're getting our SUPER SPARKLE on as we lay out the glittery carpet for a NEW Picture Book set to celebrate its official BIRTHDAY tomorrow via Abrams Book for Young Readers! It's the first of three (*fist pump*) and I couldn't be more excited because this one was so MAGICAL, so WONDERFUL, so INSPIRING that I can only imagine the wonder that's in store for us in the next two, but I digress. I'm getting a-HORN of myself, and we can't have that because this is a NEED TO KNOW situation...and trust me, you need to know this book! Ready or not, ladies and gents, kids of all ages, get ready for a message so fabulous it MUST be shared as we shine the book spotlight on...

Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham
Abrams Books for Young Readers
Release Date: March 23, 2021

About the book...
From bestselling superstar duo Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham comes a delightful kitty and unicorn story that celebrates the magic of friendship—and being exactly who you want to be!

Kitty thinks she might be a unicorn.

She feels so perfectly unicorn-y! “Neigh!” says Kitty.

But when Unicorn clop clop clops over, sweeping his magnificent tail and neighing a mighty neigh, Kitty feels no bigger than a ball of lint.

Can this unlikely pair embrace who they are, and truly see one another?

In their first picture book together, the magical, bestselling team of Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham put their horns together for the most heart-bursting, tail-twitching, fuzzy-feeling, perfectly unicorn-y story imaginable.


The level of cuteness in this book is MINDBLOWING...not to mention the FABULOUS messages of KINDNESS, FRIENDSHIP, and YOU DO YOU!

All Kitty wants is to be accepted. She wants to be seen for the fiercely fabulous creature she is...which is not merely a kitty, but a kitty-CORN! Yes, that's right. She's a furrily magnificent, magically majestical stallion-like critter that everyone adores...and with her adorable little rainbow horn, how could anyone dispute her claims? Well, apparently Parakeet and Gecko can...and put her through her paces, they do in spades! Every time she makes her case, they point out all the holes in it...until one day, her shadow isn't really her's and she discovers not only her inner kitty-corn, but a true blue friend.

I can't tell you how my heart melted when she found a fellow kitty-corn. It was just TOO SWEET! I mean, being right is nice, but being kind is nicer. It certainly was a taste of their own medicine to our bird and lizard antagonists turned wannabe kitty-corns. *giggle* (Special note to readers...make sure you follow all the pages from start to finish to catch a glimpse of their attempts to become one of the horned few.)  All in all, it was a beautiful reminder of how being true to ourselves is always in fashion, and kindness isn't simply an accessory, but a way of being.  


About the authors...

Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham are the team behind the bestselling graphic novels Real Friends and Best Friends, and, with Dean Hale, the early chapter book series The Princess in Black. They’ve made a bunch of other books, too. They are also both moms of genius kids, wives to book-creating husbands, caretakers of cats, and believers in unicorns. LeUyen lives in Los Angeles, Shannon lives in Utah, and they visit each other as often as geographically possible.


Special thanks to Mary at Abrams for the copy for review. (THANKS!) For more information on this title, the authors, or the publisher, feel free to click through the links provided above. This title celebrates its BOOK BIRTHDAY TOMORROW (March 23, 2021), so mark your calendar to grab your copy STAT!

Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!

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