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The Resource Sparkly new friends, written by Heather Ayris Burnell ; art by Hazel Quintanilla

Sparkly new friends, written by Heather Ayris Burnell ; art by Hazel Quintanilla

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Sparkly new friends
Title
Sparkly new friends
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written by Heather Ayris Burnell ; art by Hazel Quintanilla
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Language
eng
Summary
Unicorn and Yeti run into each other (literally) while looking for sparkly things, and despite some differences, (for instance Unicorn is magic, Yeti is not, Yeti likes snowball fights, Unicorn can not throw snowballs)--the two become friends over a shared love of hot chocolate with rainbow sprinkles
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Review
  • Grades K-3 It’s impossible not to smile while reading about the fantastical pair gallivanting through this petite early reader, perfectly sized for small hands. This charming book is divided into three short stories about the friendship between a sparkly pink unicorn and a fluffy white yeti. The first tale reveals how this unlikely duo meet; the second gently and comically tackles self-acceptance when Yeti feels too plain in Unicorn’s company; and the third revolves around a magical snowball fight. Newly independent readers receive support through repeated words and phrases, as well as the spacious, graphic-novel format. The engaging characters and simple stories are made all the more amiable by Quintanilla’s whimsical, candy-colored illustrations. Humor and positivity abound in this winning series starter that is a natural fit for Elephant & Piggie fans. -- Julia Smith (Reviewed 3/1/2019) (Booklist, vol 115, number 13, p58)
  • An unlikely friendship is sparked in the first of the Unicorn and Yeti series. In the first of three tales, flying Unicorn—whose upturned snout and pinkish frame provide a look more porcine than equine—sees “something sparkly” in the snowy hills below. Yeti, who resembles a stocky, feathery snowball, also spies something sparkly—in the sky. “The sparkles are getting closer! And closer,” Yeti observes. After a Yeti-Unicorn crash landing and a sparkle debate (Unicorn insists that Yeti’s snowy environs are just as sparkly as Unicorn; Yeti is skeptical), the two become fast friends. In a second story, Yeti and Unicorn learn to accept each other just as they are (and occasionally use a bit of magic when they want to fancy up). And the third features an epic snow fight followed by rainbow-colored soup. Additional books in this whimsical, character-driven series are set to release later this year. Ages 4–6. (Apr.)
			 --Staff (Reviewed 05/20/2019) (Publishers Weekly, vol 266, issue 20, p)
  • In this new series debut, a yeti and a unicorn bond over sparkles and snow. While flying over mountains, Unicorn spots the sparkly snow below and decides to take a closer look. Beneath, Yeti spots sparkles too—Unicorn's! The sparkles get closer and closer until—CRASH!—Unicorn collides with Yeti. Apologies pave the way for a newfound friendship, but Yeti doesn't see snow as sparkly and thinks Unicorn may be just a "tricky, sparkly horse with a horn." So Unicorn takes Yeti up into the clouds to see the sparkle Yeti couldn't see before. Two more stories follow—a grand total of three stand-alone chapters—that further delve into themes of friendship. The comic-book layout is a predictable mix of full-page panels and two to four panel spreads. Unicorn speaks in orange speech bubbles, while Yeti's are purple. This helps readers decode some fairly complex speech-bubble arrangements, such as when multiple bubbles connect during a long conversation. The (nearly) all-dialogue story is accessible, but the lack of repetitive vocabulary skews it toward more fluent readers. Quintanilla's distinct color palette mixes warm oranges with cool blues and purples, creating an expressive, inviting cartoon world. The final page includes instructions on how to draw Unicorn as well as a few simple creative prompts. Sparkly, innocent, feel-good fun for readers needing just a bit of extra support before moving on to chapter books. (Graphic early reader. 4-7) (Kirkus Reviews, February 1, 2019)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10767324
Cataloging source
NJQ/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Burnell, Heather Ayris
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • 380
  • Guided reading level J
Intended audience source
Lexile
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 0
  • 3
Reading level
J.
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1982-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Quintanilla, Hazel
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Unicorn and Yeti
Series volume
0001
Study program name
Guided Reading Level
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Unicorns
  • Yeti
  • Friendship
Target audience
primary
Label
Sparkly new friends, written by Heather Ayris Burnell ; art by Hazel Quintanilla
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Something sparkly -- An amazing friend -- Snowball fight
Dimensions
18 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
56 pages
Isbn
9781338329025
Lccn
2018035380
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Easy reader.
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1047523881
Label
Sparkly new friends, written by Heather Ayris Burnell ; art by Hazel Quintanilla
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Something sparkly -- An amazing friend -- Snowball fight
Dimensions
18 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
56 pages
Isbn
9781338329025
Lccn
2018035380
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Easy reader.
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1047523881

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