Uni's Wish for Wings (Step Into Reading: Step 2 Reading with Help)

by Amy Krouse Rosenthal (Author) Brigette Barrager (Illustrator)

Uni the Unicorn for early readers! Another exciting Step 2 adventure for children who can't get enough of Uni and friends!

Watching birds soar through the sky makes Uni want to fly! When Uni befriends a winged horse named Pegasus, it seems like flying might be possible. Uni's magic unicorn horn is good for helping others but it cannot make wings. Peg coaches Uni's creative attempts to make a set of wings. And it turns out that Uni can do some things Peg cannot do!

Fans of the picture books, as well as new Uni fans, will be excited to join this bighearted unicorn and friends on a new adventure of learning about caring for another and friendship.

Look for all the Uni stories, including Uni the Unicorn Bakes a Cake; Uni the Unicorn Goes to School; Uni's First Sleepover and more!

Step 2 Readers use basic vocabulary and short sentences to tell simple stories. They are perfect for children who recognize familiar words and can sound out new words with help.

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School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 2--While sitting around watching birds fly above her, Uni the Unicorn meets a young bird who is too afraid to fly. Trying to convince the bird to just flap his wings, Pegasus (Peg for short) flies on over. Uni wishes she had wings just like Peg; after trying various wings, Uni uses leaves, sap, and sticks--and she is able to get a little air! Unfortunately, she flies into a tree, knocking the little bird out. More worried about the bird, Uni saves him with her unicorn magic before checking in on herself. This leads to Uni learning that maybe she can't fly, but she can make a few good friends. This early reader is one in a series centered around Uni. As a Step 2 book, it accurately provides short and simple sentences, while engaging young readers in a sweet story. It also uses a mix of familiar words and less common ones. The art is bright and appealing. Beyond this, the illustrations match the text well and help readers decode what is happening in the story. VERDICT Overall, a good addition to early reader collections to appeal to young patrons and help them improve their reading skills.--Sarah West

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Amy Krouse Rosenthal
AMY KROUSE ROSENTHAL was born in 1965 and graduated from Tufts University. A prolific writer, speaker, filmmaker, and radio show host, she also contributed to TED Talks and wrote numerous adult and children's books, including picture books about Uni the unicorn. She announced on March 3, 2017, that she was terminally ill with cancer. She lived in Chicago with her husband and children. Her essay for the Modern Love column in the New York Times, entitled "You May Want to Marry My Husband," went viral online. She died on March 13, 2017.

BRIGETTE BARRAGER graduated from CalArts with a BFA in character animation in 2007. She likes tea and books and general old lady-ish stuff, and hates when people's toes hang over the edge of their sandals. Visit her at brigetteb.blogspot.com.
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Random House Books for Young Readers
Publication date
September 20, 2022
Step Into Reading: Step 2 Reading With Help
BISAC categories
JUV039060 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Friendship
JUV043000 - Juvenile Fiction | Readers | Beginner
JUV002270 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Dragons, Unicorns & Mythical
Library of Congress categories
Picture books

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