Donut The Unicorn Who Wants to Fly

By Emanuel Berger | April 27 2022 | Children'sBlog

Here’s the hilarious story of Donut, a scruffy unicorn who can’t fly– but who keeps on trying! From the author of One Big Pair of Underwear and the illustrator of Sweety.

When Donut, a fluffy, scruffy unicorn with a colorful horn spots a bird in the air, she thinks, why can’t I be up there, too? And so she jumps! off of a log and and even a trampoline. But thump! she falls down to the ground. After many attempts at flight (including wings fashioned out of sticks), Donut schemes with the other animals in the field, and finally comes up with an ingenious and imaginative solution. Finally, her perseverance pays off– and Donut flies!


With a simple text and expressive art, here is a character-driven story from a popular author-illustrator duo that’s laugh-out-loud funny, ingenious, and sure to appeal to all those unicorn fans out there–especially those who like their unicorns a little on the imperfect side.

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LAURA GEHL is the author of nearly two dozen popular picture books, board books, and early readers. Her books include One Big Pair of Underwear (Charlotte Zolotow Highly Commended Title, International Literacy Association Honor Book, Booklist Books for Youth Editors’ Choice); the Peep and Egg series (Parents’ Choice Recommendation, Children’s Choice Book Award Finalist); among others. Visit her on the web at lauragehl.com

 

ANDREA ZUILL is the author-illustrator of Regina is NOT a Little Dinosaur, an Indie Next List selection; Sweety, a Booklist Best Book of the Year; and Wolf Camp, a Children’s Choice Award finalist. She is also the creator of Business Pig, Dance Is for Everyone, and Marigold & Daisy. Andrea is the illustrator of Cat Dog Dog by Nelly Buchet, an American Library Association Notable Book which was called “A clever, winning read-aloud for modern families” in a starred review from Kirkus. Her work has been exhibited in galleries in California, Texas, and New York. Visit Andrea on the Web at andreazuill.org or follow her on Twitter at @AndreaZuill.

Donut
The Unicorn Who Wants to Fly
978-0-593-37625-6
Here's the hilarious story of Donut, a scruffy unicorn who can't fly-- but who keeps on trying! From the author of One Big Pair of Underwear and the illustrator of Sweety.
$17.99 US
Apr 12, 2022
11 x 8-1/2
Hardcover
40 Pages
Random House Studio
Age 4-8 years

Cat Dog Dog
The Story of a Blended Family
978-1-9848-4899-4
Here is the oh-so-hilarious and adorable story of a blended family-- using just a few words in various configurations-- from the pets' point-of-view!
$17.99 US
Apr 28, 2020
11 x 8-1/2
Hardcover
40 Pages
Schwartz & Wade
Age 3-7 years

Regina Is NOT a Little Dinosaur
978-0-593-12728-5
Meet a young dinosaur seeking her independence in this hilarious picture book from the author of WOLF CAMP and SWEETY.
$17.99 US
Apr 13, 2021
8-1/2 x 11
Hardcover
32 Pages
Schwartz & Wade
Age 3-7 years

Sweety
978-0-525-58000-3
An Indie Next List Top 10 Pick!From the author of WOLF CAMP comes the story of a charming, mushroom-loving, headgear-wearing, totally awkward naked mole rat who is looking for like-minded peeps.
$17.99 US
Mar 26, 2019
11 x 8-1/2
Hardcover
32 Pages
Schwartz & Wade
Age 3-7 years

Wolf Camp
978-1-9848-5165-9
Here's the perfect book for the legions of kids out there who love dogs and funny books. Meet Homer, a pooch who heads to camp to live like a wolf!
$7.99 US
Jul 31, 2018
11 x 8-1/2
Paperback
40 Pages
Schwartz & Wade
Age 4-8 years

My Pillow Keeps Moving
978-0-425-28824-5
A lonely man tries to buy a pillow . . . and ends up with a new best friend in this silly and sweet doggy tale, perfect for fans of Officer Buckle and Gloria.
$17.99 US
Jan 16, 2018
8-1/2 x 10
Hardcover
40 Pages
Viking Books for Young Readers
Age 4-8 years