Oscar is a little pink plump unicorn who eats his way through his stable and then proceeds to continue to eat his way through different possible ‘homes’ for him so that nobody wants him at all.
There’s lots of silly moments in this fun book-for example eating through a pirate ship leaving them sinking into the sea and eating through the Troll’s bridge. Children will enjoy the links with other fairy tales they know-it would be a lovely starter for some writing activities to maybe think about other characters that might be affected by Oscar’s eating habits.
The story has much humour in it-there are lots of asides in brackets about Oscar’s journey and how there isn’t much left. There is an effective little signpost halfway through to remind us of all the places Oscar has eaten his way through.
The illustrations are big and bold with lots of rainbow and pink across the whole page. Oscar himself is rather plump discerning sort of character who has the same expression throughout the book despite having different things to eat. There is a fantastic amount of unicorn paraphernalia about at the minute so this book will definitely appeal to that unicorn market.