Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Review of The Thankful Unicorn Gratitude Journal & Coloring Book by Hayley Rose

Read for: Requested Review

Synopsis: "The Thankful Unicorn is filled with inspiring quotes, positive actions and whimsical unicorn scenes that will be sure to delight even the young at heart, leading to a more confident, kind and creative child.  
This innovative and uplifting book is all about building self-esteem, promoting positivity and inspiring creativity in young girls and boys."
My Review:When I received the message regarding this book being available for review, I knew I had to give it a try, honestly I will give anything with unicorns a shot. I received a sample of the book, a 30+ page paperback, I believe the actual finish copy will have a hard cover and many more pages. It has 10 repeating images of unicorns for coloring, and they have some detail but are easy for young kids or adults to color. On the opposite side of each page are gratitude and positive thinking prompts for journaling including: "Today I am thankful for", "My dreams and goals", "What I love about myself" and "My affirmations". Each prompt has 3 numbered lines and does not take long to fill out so you don't feel like it is another item on your to do list. Each page also has an open line for the date so you don't have to feel bogged down if you miss a day, just fill it in as you want. At the bottom of each page is also a little inspirational quote about gratitude, positive thinking and happiness. The pages are good quality, I tested them with crayons, colored pencils, gel pens and tombow brush markers; only the darkest of the markers had shadowing. I didn't test watercolor or alcohol markers because it didn't feel like it could quite stand up to that extent of use. This was a really great book and I love how it can be used for anyone, young kids, adults, boys (my 7 year old son loved it) and girls. 

My Rating: Both Munchkin and I had a good time testing this book out, the coloring pages are simple enough for young artist but still have enough going on to keep adults interested.  The prompts were easy enough that even the youngest readers and writers can use it and for us busy adults, it was quick enough to fit into the schedule no problem.  It was a great conversation starter for us and one I think we will continue using together. It will put us both in the right mindset as we head into the holiday season, to be thankful for what we have and give ourselves reasonable goals and expectations.  We give it a rating of Four Paws!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Pump Up Your Book and the Author.  The above is my honest review and opinion.

To find out more about Hayley Rose and her books and journals please visit her Goodreads Page or Website

The Thankful Unicorn is now available and you can order your own copy from Amazon.

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