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Follow the adventures of Sugarlump the rocking horse and a magical unicorn in this delightful rhyming story from the stellar picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, creators of What the Ladybird Heard . When Sugarlump the rocking horse wishes to see the world, a magical unicorn with a silver horn and sparkling blue eyes turns him into a real horse. But after trotting around the farm, galloping around a racetrack and even dancing at the circus, Sugarlump learns to be careful what he wishes for and realizes how much he misses the children he left behind. Luckily the unicorn has one more wish to grant . . . With brilliant rhyming verse and bright and distinctive illustrations, Sugarlump and the Unicorn is a perfect story for reading together. Enjoy all the stories from Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks: Sharing a Shell, The Princess and the Wizard, The Rhyming Rabbit, The Singing Mermaid, Sugarlump and the Unicorn, Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox, What the Ladybird Heard, What the Ladybird Heard Next and What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday .

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20th October '18
I read it to Squirt aged 4 aged 4 & to Squidge aged 1 aged 1
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5 stars
We love these books with sparkly pages! My four year old loves the glittery pages and my 1 year old loves the feel of them, she's all over the pages in these sparkly books! The rhyming story is really good, about not liking what you wish for and being happy with what you have. We were glad of a happy ending as the story turned a little sad. 
3rd July '16
I read it to SophieKelly aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
Another corker of a book by Julia Donaldson.... Sugarlump the rocking horse is forever wishing for a different life... while a magic unicorn grants each wish, after briefly being happy she always wishes for a change.... until eventually she realises how happy she was with what she had originally (life in a playroom with two children).... but on returning, time has passed, the children have grown and she has been consigned to the attic. The magic unicorn grants one last wish... and she becomes a carousel horse entertaining children every day. As ever a great moral story about recognising to make the most of what we have and live in the moment - these are the days of our lives. 
17th January '17
I read it to Millie53 aged 7 aged 7
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5 stars
Another fab book by Julia Donaldson, 

When sugarlump the rocking horse wants a different life she does go on a journey. 

My daughter loved this book and has glitter ok every page as she says. 

Am so glad sugarlump decided to use her last wish to be happy with her friends. 
12th May '17
I read it to PHanke aged 1 aged 1
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5 stars
A wonderful book about Sugarlump the horse finding his purpose in life!  My daughter loved the story, and especially enjoyed the magic sparkle on every page!
18th January '17
I read it to Esjay aged 8 aged 8
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5 stars
Beautiful colourful pages which my young daughter loved to look at . A lovely story when read out loud, lovely rhyming. Encourages children to join in. Now a fluent reader my daughter still enjoys reading this out loud. A good moral  to the story, be careful what you wish for.
5th January '19
AvaW read it themselves aged 5 aged 5
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5 stars
My daughter loves this book, we read it all the time. Its a girly book, and she loves there is a magical unicorn that grants the rocking horse's wishes. She loves the colourful, bright illustrations with glitter. It is easy to read, a nice rhyming story. She liked the ending, as it was a happy one for the horse. 
6th January '19
I read it to George B aged 2 aged 2
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5 stars
My son got this book for Christmas and he loves it, he is nearly 3.
19th February '16
I read it to Eliza Shippey aged 6 aged 6 & to Isabella Shippey aged 5 aged 5
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5 stars
This book is great with every page having glitter on and the pictures are lovely and bright and tell the story really well and makes everybody want to know what's going to happen next . The story is about a Rocking Horse who would love to have an exciting life instead of being a rocking horse for children  He finds out during his adventures what he should be , and hopes that it's not to late . My children really like Julia Donaldson Books and this one didn't disappoint them . I would definitely recommend to family & friends . 
24th November '18
I read it myself (an adult) & to myka aged 1 aged 1
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5 stars
Fabulously sparkly book - great for the current unicorn trend! Full of lovely rhymes as with all Julia Donaldson books. The horse visits a number of places you might find horses until he finds where he is happy. Lovely way to think about where horses can be seen! 
2nd August '18
I read it to Ellielebugjnr aged 2 aged 2
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5 stars
Pink glittery, unciorns and a Julia Donaldson book. Perfection. 
27th November '16
I read it to Little Boo aged 1 aged 1 & to Baby E aged 10 months aged 0
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5 stars
My toddler was drawn to this book by the sparkly cover. The story is about Sugarlump the horse who tries many different things until he finds out what sort of horse he would like to be. It's quite a long book for little children however they did sit and listen to the whole story. 
23rd April '17
I read it to Bamboo6 aged 6 aged 6 & to Babs aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
Any fan of julia Donaldson's stories will love this book. Especially fans of unicorns,  which seem to be very popular amongst the female 4-8 year old age group. 

Lovely rhyming story abd beautifully illustrated as always. 

Would recommend. Makes a great gift. 
24th September '16
I read it to Lolly aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
My little girl and I adore this book.  Brilliant artwork with glittery pages and lots to look at.  The story of a rocking horse who is bored with its lot, always wanting more - wishes are granted by the unicorn but nothing feels right until the dream job appears at the end!  We read this three times back to back - lovely rhyming text which is easy to read/it flows.  LOVE IT!!
4th July '18
I read it to aiwilford aged 6 aged 6 & to mrwilford aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
Another great Julia Donaldson book. It about a Unicorn who is never quite happy withe the life he has got. The illustrations are gorgeous and I love singing the words of the fairy godmother unicorn. The rhyming text is lovely and the book flows well. Great book, highly recommended. 
28th May '16
I read it to Belle aged 7 aged 7 & to Harri aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
Absolutely love this book. My children read it all the time we love how sugar lump wishes to be all kinds of different horse and each time he wishes the magical unicorn appears. Whe the unicorn appears we all sing her little song and do little actions to go with it. 
My children also love that on each page they look for other characters from Julia Donaldson books so not only does the story flow and captivate them, there is also the excitement of trying to link to other stories like the mermaid and the lady bird. 
A magical and fantastic book
19th February '18
I read it to Babyeva29 aged 2 aged 2
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5 stars
Great book about sugarlump the rocking horse who is unhappy with his life and ends up having his dreams come true when he meets a magical unicorn but in the end he realises the grass isn't always greener on the other side. Luckily for sugarlump the unicorn has one more surprise to make him happy 
22nd October '18
I read it to Ivy aged 5 aged 5
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4 stars
This book caught Ivy’s eye in the bookshop because it was sparkly and had a unicorn on it. After reading to her I feel this is a lovely story with a meaningful message behind it. We both have really enjoyed reading this story as the words rhyme and the pictures are interesting. Another great book from Julia Donaldson. 
20th May '17
I read it to eric_ aged 3 aged 3
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4 stars
I loved this book, the rhyming, the storyline, but my son didn't love this one as he did with all the other Julia Donaldson books we read so far. He liked all the illustrations, finding all the tiny details and animals in each of the scenes, feeling the glitter, and the book kept his attention to the end, but I don't think he really understood the wishes and that the horse was changing to be "a different horse" every time. He just didn't seem "to be there" when I was reading the story. So I would try reading this book again to my son maybe in a year, but now it's not one of the various books that he asks to read again, which is very rare.
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