La primera pijamada de Uni

Random. (Uni the Unicorn). May 2022. 32p. pap. $4.99. ISBN 9780593484081.
K-Gr 2–Uni the unicorn is excited to have its first sleepover with friends Goldie, Pinkie, and Silkie. As the friends wait for night to fall, they play ball—but when it is Uni’s turn, the ball falls in the mud. Then the friends play to make colors, and again, Uni fails. Only when night arrives is Uni’s wonderful talent as a storyteller revealed, comforting its friends who are scared of the dark. Based on the “Step Into Reading” series English-language title Uni the Unicorn, this Spanish translation offers a charming story about finding our true talents. This easy reader contains basic Spanish vocabulary built into two to five lines of short paragraphs, whose large black font is ideal for young readers who are starting to read in the Spanish language. The mixed first- and third- person narrative style offers an opportunity for first-grade teachers to introduce children to the different ways authors can tell a story. The digitally made artwork is set in a mixture of vignette techniques, with small illustrations alongside the text and full-spread artwork with two facing pages featuring a large picture. These illustrations are vibrant, expressing the simple plot and the unicorns’ emotions of happiness, fear, and comfort as the story progresses.
VERDICT An easy reader that may be used in a bedtime story hour at the library or a school unit referring to talents, good sportsmanship, and emotions.

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