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If I had a unicorn (If I had a…)

Gabby Dawnay, Alex Barrow


A magical follow-up to the bestselling If I had a dinosaur and If I had a sleepy sloth

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Have you ever imagined what it would be like to have a unicorn for a pet? Besides being much less angry than a troll and far more conveniently sized than a giant, unicorns only ever eat ice-cream for breakfast AND... every time you get upset they feed you candyfloss!

In this humorous, energetically rhyming tale, a little girl experiences exactly what life would be like with a magical creature for a pet – from sprinkling stardust on grumpy parents to sliding into football practice on a rainbow. This book, the latest in the bestselling 'If I Had…' series, celebrates the magic of unicorns in a way that will appeal to children who are allergic to pink.

GOLD award winner, Preschool books category, Made for Mums Awards 2021


GOLD award winner, Preschool books category, MadeForMums Awards 2021


'Absolutely brilliant, with wonderful illustrations and the most gorgeous endpapers you’ve ever seen'

'The rhymes in the text are charming and pleasing to read aloud. It’s also got the most amazing endpapers'

'A pure delight - I highly recommend it be read over & over again as it’ll make you smile from ear to ear!'

'Beautifully illustrated and rhythmic – captivating'

'Each turn of the page features a new magical delight - the bright illustrations, simple yet expressive characters, and vivid colors create a mystical whimsy throughout the book'

'Thoroughly charming and truly magical ... a winning addition to a sparkling series'

'Vibrant illustrations in bold colours reflect both the real and fantasy worlds and characters of differing ethnicities, as well as the gentle humour of the text'

'Magical ... beautiful illustrations'


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Book Details

Format: Hardback

Size: 26.0 x 23.8 cm

Extent: 32 pp

Publication date: 20 August 2020

ISBN: 9780500652268

About the Author

Gabby Dawnay is a writer and poet. She is a regular contributor to OKIDO magazine and a script-writer for children’s television. Alex Barrow is a London-based illustrator. He is the art director for and a regular contributor to OKIDO magazine. Alex and Gabby are the duo behind children’s picture books If I had a dinosaur, If I had a sleepy sloth and A Song for Bear, all published by Thames & Hudson.