Published by Harry N. Abrams
Summary: “Unicorn is perfect. Everybody thinks so.’’ His best friend Kitty-Corn agrees and decides to paint his picture. Unicorn stands like a statue, “the way everyone thinks he should,” but Kitty-Corn feels like something is missing. Unicorn tries a variety of poses, but nothing is quite right until finally, “That’s it! It’s perfect!” exclaims Kitty-Corn. When Unicorn takes a look, he’s horrified to see that he has apparently sat in some paint and has been painted with paint bum. Worried that Kitty-Corn won’t want to be his friend if he’s not perfect, Unicorn sits in a corner feeling like a big, ugly goof. Kitty-Corn assures Unicorn that she likes him the way he is, then proceeds to sit in some paint herself, and the two friends enjoy a messy romp together. 48 pages; ages 4-8.
Pros: With its purple, pink, and glitter cover portraying a unicorn and kitty, this book will sell itself, AND it has an excellent message about friendship and self-acceptance.
Cons: I felt like the title should have been Pretty Perfect Unicorn.