Pretty Perfect Kitty-Corn (Kitty-Corn #2)

by Shannon Hale (Author) Leuyen Pham (Illustrator)

Pretty Perfect Kitty-Corn (Kitty-Corn #2)
Reading Level: K − 1st Grade
Series: Kitty-Corn

From the bestselling superstar duo Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham, creators of Itty-Bitty Kitty-Corn, comes another positively delightful kitty and unicorn story that celebrates the magic of friendship--and the beauty of imperfection.

Unicorn is perfect. Everybody thinks so. He yearns to look the way everyone thinks he should. But when a fumble makes Unicorn feel like a big, ugly goof, he can't help but wonder: If he's not absolutely perfect and majestic all the time, will Kitty even want to be his best friend anymore? The magical, bestselling team of Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham put their horns together once again for a heart-bursting story featuring an utterly adorable kitty-corn pair, showing readers that it's okay to embrace our flaws and share the messy parts of ourselves.

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It also shows that being kind and making people feel seen are amazing gifts—all wrapped up in a lively, tidy package. Beautiful illustrations on every page in vibrant pinks and purples playfully send the message that it’s okay to share the messy parts of ourselves.

School Library Journal

K-Gr 2-In this latest collaboration between Hale and Pham, best friends Kitty-corn and Unicorn are making a real mess of it. Everyone know that from his well-trimmed hooves to his deep purple mane and shiny horn, Unicorn is perfect. But when Kitty-corn decides to capture Unicorn's perfection in a painting, there is something that just isn't right. Kitty-corn realizes what is missing and subsequently declares her work a masterpiece. This humorous reminder that appearance isn't everything combines rhythmic text with bold and comical illustrations. The pinks and purples used throughout will draw readers' eyes to the center of the action and clue them into the words in the text. While the best friends are the focus of this story, they are accompanied by a gecko and a parrot that add their own commentary and hilarity along the way. VERDICT A sweet message, eye-catching illustrations, and one whopper of a surprise that will leave all readers in stitches-this is a great choice for story time.

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Shannon Hale
Shannon Hale and Dean Hale are the award-winning husband-and-wife team behind the Princess in Black series, illustrated by LeUyen Pham. Shannon Hale is also the author of the Newbery Honor Book Princess Academy as well as the New York Times best-selling graphic novels Real Friends and Best Friends, illustrated by LeUyen Pham. Shannon Hale and Dean Hale live in Salt Lake City, Utah.

LeUyen Pham is the illustrator of the Princess in Black series as well as many other books for children, including Love Is Powerful, Pat-a-Cake by Mary Brigid Barrett, God's Dream by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Douglas Carlton Abrams, Aunt Mary's Rose by Douglas Wood, and Real Friends and Best Friends by Shannon Hale. LeUyen Pham lives in California.

Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Publication date
March 20, 2022

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