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It's Okay to Be a Unicorn!

Written and illustrated by Jason Tharp
Published by Imprint
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An inspiring picture book, Jason Tharp’s It’s Okay To Be A Unicorn features a unicorn pretending to be a horse―until he learns to embrace his true self.

Cornelius J. Sparklesteed is known among all the other horses in Hoofington for his beautiful and creative handmade hats. But Cornelius is hiding a secret under his own tall, pointy hat: He’s really a unicorn.

Hoofington is a friendly place, but its horses pass on lots of mean rumors about unicorns. When Cornelius is chosen to perform for this year’s Hoofapalooza, will he find the courage to show everyone his unicorniness?

It’s Okay To Be A Unicorn is an inspiring story about the rainbow magic of kindness.

What Kind of Book is It's Okay to Be a Unicorn!

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  • In the quiet town of Hoofington lived Cornelius J. Sparklesteed. He was famous for making incredible hats.
  • For the first time, Cornelius felt great for being himself. He realized the things that made him different made him UNIQUE.

What Questions Should I Ask My Child

  • If the horses in Hoofington had been looking closely, they might have noticed some clues that Cornelius was a unicorn. Next time you read the book, look carefully at the illustrations. What clues can you find?

  • Cornelius is a very creative unicorn, and as he shares his talents with those around him, everyone’s end products improve. Who does Cornelius help throughout the book? Do you notice the way that he gives construction feedback, not criticism? Do they incorporate his suggestions? What talents do you have? How can you share them?

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Who Wrote It's Okay to Be a Unicorn!

author & illustrator
Jason Tharp

Jason Tharp has dreamed of being an author and inventing crazy creatures since he was a kid. Being an obsessive daydreamer and doodler has led him to create many licensed properties, write books, and design clothing and various other products. Jason’s story proves that with hard work, determination, and a sprinkle of magic, anything is possible. He lives in Columbus, Ohio, with his super-awesome wife and kids, plus one extremely fat kitty.

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What Has Jason Tharp Said About This Book

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Jason Tharp's Book Dedication

My Fellow Unicorns, All the things that others say that make you "different" or "weird" are *your* magic. Your life is *your*story to write; and I hope yours is filled with magic. And to John, what can I neigh?! You're haw-some. Couldn't have done this without you, thanks!

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  3. rainbow
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Book Details

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Publication Date:
February 4, 2020
Text Details:
The text was set in Apercu, and the display type is Forest Puyehue Family.
Illustration Details:
All art for this book was digitally created in Illustrator and Photoshop using a Wacom Cintiq.