- File Size: 9770 KB
- Publisher: Campusfork, Inc. (December 4, 2012)
- Publication Date: December 4, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00AIDZOBY
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
Amazon Best Sellers Rank:
#1,708,794 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
- #2253 in Books > Children's Books > Literature & Fiction > Poetry > Stories In Verse
- #6319 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Children's eBooks > Science Fiction, Fantasy & Scary Stories > Fantasy & Magic > Sword & Sorcery
- #34527 in Books > Children's Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy & Magic
The Brave Unicorn - Failure Is Not the End, But the Beginning Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
Following a catastrophe at home, the brave young unicorn must travel to an unfamiliar place, meet unfamiliar people and try new things. Over and over the story reinforces the idea that success is usually preceded by lots of failure -- whether the task is juggling or walking a tightrope.
Look past the sometimes ungrammatical words to the beautiful illustrations and story.
The Brave Unicorn is a strange little ebook. The book's theme centers around fear, courage, and accountability. The main character is a unicorn who must leave home to help earn money to save his family's farm. Before leaving, his father tells him a mantra, "If not me, who? If not now, when?" which the unicorn repeats again later the book.
The story itself is a bit all over the place with multiple characters and perhaps a bit too much text that could use more polish. There are some typos and several references to prayer, and the target age group seems to shift a bit from page to page, but the candy-filled illustrations are colorful and inventive, and the author definitely has his heart in the right place.
While this book may be too complicated for small children under age 5 to follow, most 6-10 year olds should be able to understand and appreciate the gentle message of perseverance in this book, or at the very least, be pleasantly entertained. To that end, I asked a 9yr old I know to write a review too. Here it is:
"The story is about a unicorn named Trot who had to go get a job to save his farm and he met a lot of other animals at a circus; an elephant named Trunky, a panda named Pandy, a rabbit named Faith, and a snake named Lou. Trunky taught Trot how to pray and practice. Lou turned out to be evil and he fought Trot in a battle with laser beams which Trot won in the first five seconds. Everyone was happy in the end.Read more ›
Such an inspirational story fit for all ages young and old. Sometimes life's toughest lessons are the most simple ones. This is a great tale of persistence after trials and failures. Small reminders that life brings obstacles; but there's usually more to the story.
Definitely recommend it!
The Brave Unicorn is full of these timely quotes like "If not me, who? If not now, when?" They're packaged up with references to pop culture (admittedly, I didn't get them all, but I'm not a kid, the target audience), so it will stick.
For the times a kid does not have someone to talk to, they can talk to themselves with a little help from Trot. Hopefully this series will become popular enough that kids will be helping each other out from cool references to The Brave Unicorn.
Disclaimer: I do know the Author personally. But if you are a parent, I recommend you check it out. It's a quick read.
As a sidenote: the author's use of pop culture reference within the story is refreshing. Wong uses images and stories we consume everyday to build the world within the Brave Unicorn universe, using current cultural reference juxtaposed with mythical fantasy, parents and their children alike are both in for a treat!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Enjoy reading this book as an entrepreneur self, this book reminds me of the true key to success is to enjoy the joy of many failure. Thank you Rayfil! You are very creative! Read morePublished on October 26, 2013 by Zabrina Y. Deng
This book was launched with the help of a couple of social media videos and I chanced upon one of them. I usually do not buy things that are hyped up this much. Read morePublished on September 8, 2013 by mongkut sim
Very cute character and illustration for children, possitive message for both children and adults.
It would be better if project less ideas and have more focus. Read more
I sometimes like to read children's books as many have great hidden life lessons that are simply presented yet profoundly revealing. Read morePublished on July 9, 2013 by achung
It's an smazing book, the concept may ver-well be an old one, but the way it's presented is refreshing and out of this world. Read morePublished on June 25, 2013 by Arjun
The overall moral and message of the story is a good one: failing does not equate to the end nor does it mean you will always fail. Read morePublished on June 10, 2013 by CSF
With a great theme and magical illustrations, there is no reason to not read this book. I'll go even further in saying, that for 1. Read morePublished on June 10, 2013 by Elvis Kieth
"The Brave Unicorn - Failure Is Not The End, But The Beginning" is an intriguing story about Trot the unicorn's journey to many valuable lessons in life. Read morePublished on June 4, 2013 by ayngelfalls
A new budding author Rayfil King Wong, is inspired to write a children's book after a trigic loss of losing his cousin. Read morePublished on May 21, 2013 by Mr.Ed