Unicorns: Believe in Magic – Sophie’s Shelf

Unicorns: Believe in Magic


31565234Publisher: Summersdale

Publishing Date: 9th June 2016

Source:  Received from the publisher in return for an honest review, thank you!

Number of pages: 97

Genre: Children’s

 Buy the Book: Kindle | Hardcover



Who says unicorns aren’t real?

Life’s never dull when you have a unicorn by your side. These sparkly friends bring magic into our lives, from the tips of their magical horns to the swishy ends of their rainbow tails. Enter the awesomely cute world of unicorns, and whatever anyone says – don’t stop believing!


Rating: 5/5

Oh guys, this is one of the most gorgeous, sweet and lovely books ever! I am in love with anything Unicorns at the moment, and the same is with my daughter, she can watch “Mia and Me” on repeat and there are unicorns, so when she’s seen this book when it arrived she was SO. INCREDIBLY. HAPPY. She immediately opened the book and started to lookthrough it and for a moment (a moment. But it is VERY important because there are not many moments like this with Sophie) she was speechless. she looked at the colourful, beautiful pages with open mouth and shining eyes and I could immediately tell she was in love. Then she started to call the unicorn in the book Willie (don’t ask me, no idea why) and we read this book every day now.

Which is not a problem, as it is a cute, gorgeous and so optimistic book! It is full of brilliant quotes and my favourite ones are probably “I poop rainbows” and “Unleash your inner Unicorn”, though they are all brilliant, funny and catchy one – liners. The large letters are easy for children who learn to read and the colourful pictures are warm, funny and totally sweet. The book is also very esthetically published and only holding it in your hands makes me feel better. This is a must – read for all Unicorns (and not only) fans! I’m sure you can buy it as birthday present for any girl!

Sophie’s Shelf: Polly and the Puffin 2 by Jenny Colgan

Polly and the Puffin: 02 The Stormy Days

by Jenny Colgan


Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Publishing Date: 11th February 2016

Source:  Copy provided by the publisher, thank you!

Number of pages: 96

Genre: Children’s Fiction

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The boat masts jangled louder and louder. Above their heads, black clouds gathered. Polly shivered, and then the rain started to fall: plop, plop, plop.

Polly is waiting for something important to happen. But waiting is hard. It’s even harder when it’s raining and you can’t go outside…

Can Polly find enough to do to keep busy ALL day? And what will happen when her puffin friend, Neil, decides to fly off into the storm?


Perfect for bedtime stories and early readers. From the author of The Little Beach Street Bakery.

Contains recipies, activities and rhymes in addition to the story.

Rating: 5/5


We – it means yours truly and my daughter Sophie – are great fans of Neil. I’ve started to adore him reading Jenny Colgan’s „adult” novels and Sophie totally fell in love with him after reading the first book about him, „Polly and the Puffin”, so we were both really excited when our copy of „Polly and the Puffin: 02 The stormy Days” arrived. I think I don’t have to mention that after opening the envelope I was forced to drop everything, forget everything I planned to do and read the book to Sophie. Not once. And not twice… Let’s not start the counting, let me tell you that you can see our book was read. Often.

We both loved to see Neil and Polly again, and also the very patient Mummy, too. It was easy enough for my 4 – year – old to understand it and the beautiful illustrations really help. There are also, like in the first book, some activities at the end of the book and we’ve already made the little boat. It is written in such a warm, adorable way that the pages turn themselves, and reading it loud to your child is a real fun, as it is so rhythmic. What I, as mum, totally adored, is the fact that Jenny Colgan „smuggles” here some important and strong messages and the way how beautifully and effortlessly she captures the relationship between mum and daughter.
It is again a charming, sweet story that I myself am reading with a pleasure, and my daughter loves – so really a perfect little book!