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Dec 13 2019

Oscar the Hungry Unicorn eats Christmas by Lou Carter

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Illus. by Nikki Dyson. Orchard, 2019. ISBN: 9781408355824. 32pp., pbk.
Oscar the unicorn is always hungry and on Christmas Eve he is eating his way through the palace Christmas preparations. The stockings, the tree the presents . . . But the trouble really starts when he eats the reindeer food meaning the reindeer no longer have their magic power to fly. How will Santa deliver the presents?
This is a bright captivating tale that will enchant our youngest readers as they continue the Christmas Countdown to that special night. There is lots of humorous detail in the pictures, particularly the one focusing on Christmas morning and this is likely to be one that is requested again and again.
Barbara Braxton

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