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Sophie Johnson: Unicorn Expert

Written by Morag Hood

Illustrated by Ella Okstad

Early Years

LoveReading View on Sophie Johnson: Unicorn Expert

Anyone who shares their house with a unicorn or unicorn fan needs a copy of this lovely picture book. Little Sophie Johnson is a self-confessed unicorn expert. She has 17 – though it’s amazing what or who can be turned into a unicorn by the simple addition of a cone or even toothbrush to the forehead. Caring for them keeps Sophie busy, and Mummy (who we never see) doesn’t always understand that magic is more important than mess. It’s a great celebration of the power and fun of imaginative play, and Sophie’s unicorn filled world is depicted with real charm in Ella Okstad’s illustrations, the page on which she teaches her horned friends about the dangers of balloons is terrific! 

Andrea Reece

Sophie Johnson: Unicorn Expert Synopsis

Are you a unicorn expert? Then meet Sophie Johnson... you have a lot in common! Sophie Johnson is an endearing new picture book character, who is just bursting with information and knowledge that she is keen to pass on. She's a self-confessed unicorn expert (among other things) and has dressed up her toys and pets with their own unique horns. Strange then, that she doesn't seem to notice the real unicorn who has come into her house...

A wonderfully humorous story, from a new picture book dream-team, Morag Hood and Ella Okstad about a unicorn hiding in plain sight and a little girl who is totally oblivious to his presence! Ideal for fans of unicorns, rainbows and magic everywhere!

Sophie Johnson: Unicorn Expert Press Reviews

'Sophie is a wonderfully endearing character with whom children (and adults) will fall in love, despite the mayhem she causes. Glorious illustrations capture the chaos and fun of this hilarious story to perfection.' Parents in Touch

Book Information

ISBN: 9781471145629
Publication date: 5th April 2018
Author: Morag Hood
Illustrator: Ella Okstad
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Childrens Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Year Groups: Early Years

About Morag Hood

Morag Hood has a unique voice. Her idiosyncratic, wry humour permeates everything she does, creating books of style and irresistible charm. Colin and Lee, Carrot and Pea was a runner-up in The Macmillan Prize for Illustration, marking a glorious picture book debut. Morag spent her childhood writing stories, painting, and dreaming of having a pet duck. Following a degree in Costume Design from Wimbledon College of Art, and an MA in Children's Book Illustration from the Cambridge School of Art, Morag returned to live in her native Edinburgh with her husband. She still likes making stories, printing, cutting and sticking, ...

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