The First UniBear


Author:Kathleen J. Shields

  • Publisher: Erin Go Bragh Publishing
  • Publication Date: August 28, 2021
  • Number of Pages: 48
  • ISBN-10: 1956581006
  • ISBN-13: 978-1956581003
  • ASIN: B09DM64V6F

The First UniBear by Kathleen J. Shields is a picture book that follows a little bear cub who decides to have a memorable adventure on a beautiful spring day. After watching the hummingbirds as they flew by flowers for hours, he ran continuously over prairies and hills under the glare of the colorful sky. When he follows a colorful butterfly far into a cave, and as he nears a clearing, a dazzling sight catches his attention. A powerful force moves him as he watches a beautiful horse, weak and lonely, trapped. Can he save this unicorn, this creature of magic from the straps?

This tale of magic and adventure will delight young readers and spur their imagination. The author creates a tale that children will adore — I loved it. The descriptions of the day of the young bear cub are dazzling and filled with color and adventure. The magic that propels the young bear to the cave is a thing of beauty itself: '“I am a unicorn, and now you can see, for only the special can really see me.'' The idea of a beauty that can only be seen by those with kind hearts thrilled me. The illustrations by Aashay Utkarsh are stunning and colorful and they not only capture the strong imagery and the story but the beauty, vibrancy, and rainbow colors that dot the land. The First UniBear is a cleverly rendered picture book that makes for a wonderful gift for Children. The book opens a whole new world of adventure for Children.

Reviewed By: Romuald Dzemo

Reviewed Date: March 20, 2023