Spring 2024

Four Bad Unicorns

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Frankie and her sister are unicorn crazy! Today, they’re playing their favorite unicorn game, but when their bossy friend Ada arrives with her brother to play, she takes over the game—and takes over Frankie’s wheelchair—putting them all in unicorn prison. There is only one thing to do—it’s time to be bad unicorns!

The author deftly handles the subject of childhood play and disability from her own personal experience of growing up with a sister with a disability.

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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books
Category Diverse Books: Celebrating Differences , Diversity, SEL: D Relationship Skills, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2022
Publisher Andersen Press USA
Imprint Andersen Press USA
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2024-03-05
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV039150, JUV051000, JUV002270
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 9.8 x 10.25
Features Original artwork and Reviewed

Author, Illustrator: Rebecca Patterson

Rebecca Patterson grew up in Bolton. She has an MA in Children's Book Illustration from the Cambridge School of Art and is the 2012 winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. She lives in Cambridge.


Publishers Weekly

“Patterson’s wash-filled line drawings accurately channel childhood exuberance, energy—and happily focused interest.”—Publishers Weekly

Kirkus Reviews

“The bright, expressive, unicorn-cluttered cartoon illustrations are inviting, and the matter-of-fact portrayal of Connie’s disability is refreshing.”—Kirkus Reviews