“Welcome to the whimsical and very lucrative world of unicorn farming! This is an industry like no other with potential limited only by your imagination. As a future unicorn farmer, you will experience the wide and unique array of opportunities, challenges, and joys of caring for these majestic creatures.”
– Jessica Marquis Introduction to Raising Unicorns
This introduction to Jessica Marquis’ book Raising Unicorns: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Starting and Running a Successfull – and Magical! – Unicorn Farm already kind of says it all. You’re about to read a book on how to actually run a unicorn farm. How cool is that?!
It could be said that I am generally a teeny-tiny bit of a unicorn fan, ever since I’ve seen The Last Unicorn for the first time. Therefore, I was more than excited when I got this book for my birthday.
First of all, the idea to write a guide on how to run a unicorn farm is absolutely genius, if you ask me. I didn’t know that I needed this in my life, but I most certainly did.
While the book is written as if you would actually read a guide on how to start up your own farm on the one hand, Jessica Marquis manages to make it incredibly entertaining. Hardly ever have I read a book containing so much sass and humour while still keeping up the pretense of being about a serious topic. The balance is what makes it a great read and the beautifully done illustrations by Kevin Hedgpeth do the rest.
The only negative thing I can say about it really, is that the book almost makes you forget that you can’t actually start up your own unicorn farm right now, which is quite a bummer.
So if you are looking for a great present for a unicorn loving friend or are a fan of these beautiful creatures yourself this book is a must!