Book Review: Unicorns NOT Wanted


Title: Unicorns NOT Wanted

Author-Illustrator: Fred Blunt
Series: None
Audience: Ages 4-8

Genre: Picture Book
Release Date: May 02, 2023

This book reminds me of: The unicorn, wild west setting, and interjecting characters remind me of the Lego movies.


Unicorns NOT Wanted takes a no-unicorns-allowed stance on storytelling. But try telling a unicorn and her pug sidekick that!

This cute book offers colorful illustrations, and a pair of fun interjecting characters. I do wish there was more to the story, but overall anti-unicorn readers (and even some unicorn fans) will enjoy in the humor and engaging illustrations.


A humorous take on the unicorn trend, Unicorn NOT Wanted is funny picture book starring an uninvited unicorn that hijacks the story.

“There are way too many unicorn stories, so this book will be A UNICORN FREE ZONE! And it will be set where you definitely won’t find unicorns… THE WILD WEST!

This is an anti-unicorn, unicorn story, which pokes fun at the never-ending stream of unicorn books , but then becomes what it sets out not to be… thanks to a unicorn intruder!

A unicorn arrives in disguise as a horse on the first pages, but when her hat is removed and her horn exposed, chaos ensues…

It’s really silly, but has a positive message of not stereotyping people and being yourself.

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Published by K.A. Cummins

K.A. Cummins is an award-winning author and artist. Her publications include Havok Publishing, Rattle, Blue Mesa Review, and her middle-grade series, Snow Globe Travelers.

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