“Nothing was as cool as the Unicorns.”
Title: Pip Bartlett’s Guide to Magical Creatures
Author: Jackson Pearce & Maggie Stiefvater
Good things about this book: Unicorns.
Bad things about this book: Adults being adults (read: not helpful).
Do I recommend it? Yes, it’s a very cute little book.
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Whoever knows me knows how much I love dragons. No, this series doesn’t have dragons, at least not yet, but it has magnificent magical creatures. Dragons are magical and beautiful and perfect and everything!!! So much love for dragons! This book may not have them yet but it has other majestic creatures such as Unicorns and I love them, too. First and second in my Top5 Favorite Magical Creatures list!
Pip is a little girl who is able to talk to magical creatures. She understands them and they understand her. It’s a wonderful gift but, being 9 years old, nobody believes her. Adults should really start listening and giving little ones the benefit of the doubt instead of shutting everything they say down immediately. Children have a lot of interesting things to say and we should listen.
Pip is spending the summer helping her aunt at her veterinary clinic for magical animals. She will meet all kinds of animals, each with their own personality and peculiarity. My favorite magical creature has to be Regent Maximus, the wonderful unicorn afraid of his own shadow and of almost everything on the planet. He reminded me a little bit of Gary, the hornless unicorn of the wonderful book called The Lightning-Struck Heart because they both have an over the top personality. They are opposites, though: Gary is a diva unicorn and everyone should worship him!
“I’m pretty sure I’m allergic to interesting things.”
Pip doesn’t only meet and makes friends with magical creatures but also with this boy called Tomas. Tomas has all the allergies, trust me he has them all! He is the voice of reason and he also knows how everything can hurt you or kill you and in how much time.
These two will take you to an adventure to save the city from little balls of fur that explode and burn everything. Fuzzles: little things with big eyes that apparently love underwear drawers.
I can’t wait to read the second book and find out more about Unicorns and all the other magical creatures with weird names and funny faces.