This Is NOT A Unicorn!

What The Kids Read | This is NOT A Unicorn!

August 22, 2021

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It’s time for you to meet a very special animal, whilst it may look like a unicorn, this is NOT a unicorn, certainly not like any unicorn you’ve met before. With a magical horn that is so much more than whatever you thought it could do.

This is NOT a unicorn!

This Is NOT A Unicorn!

Written by Barry Timms
Illustrated by Ged Adamson
Published by Nosy Crow

This book is NOT about a unicorn! Well . . . OK, maybe it is! But THIS unicorn has a horn that can turn into the most incredible things – a magic wand, a helicopter, even a space rocket!
It’s the most fantastic unicorn EVER!

Join the hilarious adventure and prepare to be amazed by your brilliant new friend. With wonderful wordplay and a funny and sweet friendship at its heart, this is NOT a unicorn book to be missed!

Where can you buy This Is NOT A Unicorn!

This Is NOT A Unicorn! is available to buy from Amazon and all other good book retailers in Paperback and Hardback Edition.

“Unicorn books remain as popular as ever…Timms and Adamson put a genuinely fresh spin on the genre with irresistible word play, a joyful read-aloud text and gorgeous feel-good artwork.”

Fiona Noble, The Bookseller

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This Is NOT A Unicorn! - Illustrations

About the author – Barry Timms

Barry grew up in Cornwall. He spent his early years mending pop-up books brought home from the library by his mum. Vast swathes of Sellotape were involved. In the late 90s, Barry moved to London to study Fine Art at Central Saint Martins. By a twist of fate, he later secured an editorial job at Walker Books. He’s been editing children’s books ever since.

More recently, Barry has been writing picture books of his own. He loves the knotty puzzle of structuring a story over so few pages. Even better is the rush of excitement when a solution lands in the shower, or while walking the streets of South London. That’s a feeling worth its weight in gold.

About the illustrator – Ged Adamson

Ged was born in Liverpool and as a child he was obsessed with drawing, listening to music and making up tunes. Composing music eventually became his job, but writing and illustrating picture books had always been a big ambition. In 2016, his story about a short-sighted dog, Douglas You Need Glasses! received rave reviews and became his breakthrough picture book. He has written and illustrated many books including Shark Dog! and A Fox Found A Box and lives in London with his partner Helen and their son Rex.

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Win a Paperback Edition of This is NOT A Unicorn!

Are you ready to see just what this magical animal can do? Just remember this is NOT a unicorn! We’re lucky enough to have a paperback edition of This Is NOT A Unicorn to giveaway.

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This is NOT a Unicorn!

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