Petunia the Unicorn's Magically Marvelous Ballet

A Petunia Cupcake Fluffybottom Book

Children - Picture Book
40 Pages
Reviewed on 12/05/2022
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Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite

We can’t all be good at everything and we can’t expect to love doing everything. That’s a very difficult lesson for everyone to learn, especially Petunia. She enjoys participating in activities at school, but the problem is: Petunia’s a unicorn. Her horn pierces the soccer ball and when she’s jumping on the trampoline, her horn gets stuck in the ceiling, with Petunia dangling below. Frustrated, she asks Auntie Sprinkles for advice. She’s surprised when Auntie suggests she takes up ballet and starts dancing around the house to demonstrate her agility and grace. Petunia goes along, but she’s not very good – at first. Then she works hard between classes and starts to improve. The only problem is Madison. She’s the best and she lets everyone know it. So, when auditions for the lead in the upcoming performance approach, Madison convinces everyone she’ll get the lead. Should Petunia try out anyway? She had improved, but has she improved enough to outshine the obvious star dancer? Sometimes we just need a little bit of encouragement, a whole lot of hard work, and a lot of faith in ourselves to prove to the world (and to prove to ourselves) that we’re always good enough!

R.L. Ullman’s picture book story, Petunia the Unicorn’s Magically Marvelous Ballet, is another exciting book in the Petunia Cupcake Fluffybottom series. Petunia has a lot of lessons to learn and she’s about to find her niche in a very difficult world where appearances matter and pride can easily become one’s downfall. The plot follows Petunia’s journey to discover her talents and the lessons she learns along the way. The language is simple and there’s lots of dialogue to help the story move forward with ease. The illustrations, as always, are bright, bold, and spectacular, just like the main character, Petunia. The entire story is magical and full of charm. And you can’t have a spectacular Petunia adventure without a little bit of humor and a little bit of unicorn magic. It’s not always about winning, but rather about being the best you can be, being proud of your own accomplishments, and being a good friend at all times, even to those who don’t always demonstrate friendly attitudes. Absolutely beautiful!

Maria Victoria Beltran

Petunia the Unicorn's Magically Marvelous Ballet: A Petunia Cupcake Fluffybottom Book by R.L. Ullman is a delightful children’s picture book illustrated by Yusup Mediyan. Petunia Cupcake Fluffybottom is a magical unicorn who lives a human life on West 81st Street in Manhattan with her Auntie Sprinkles, her dog Gumdrop, and their butler Winston. Excited to try new things, she tried to play soccer, trampoline, and jump rope. To her dismay, her horn always gets in the way. Her aunt signs her up for ballet lessons because all Fluffybottoms are known to be graceful, and Petunia is excited to join the other children. She immediately falls in love with ballet and dreams of dancing the lead role in an upcoming ballet recital. Will Petunia’s dream to dance as the magical Princess Dove come true?

R.L. Ullman’s Petunia the Unicorn's Magically Marvelous Ballet is an excellent way for kids and adults to learn some essential life lessons. The story is well written, and the illustrations are alluring. It’s about being innocent and wanting to try many things. Petunia Cupcake Fluffybottom is a lovable character with excitement that is contagious. She cares about everyone and is kind and innocent. The book has a simple but powerful message; to keep trying and be true to yourself. The choice of the mythical unicorn as the main protagonist gives the story a magical element that readers of all ages will find exciting. Petunia doing her arabesques and pirouettes could be everyone’s favorite unicorn. I highly recommend this book!

Nicholus Schroeder

Petunia the Unicorn’s Magically Marvelous Ballet: A Petunia Cupcake Fluffybottom Book is a children’s picture book by award-winning and bestselling children’s author R. L. Ullman and is illustrated by the talented Yusup Mediyan. Petunia, a magical unicorn, is living in the real world for the first time and is excited to try out all sorts of fun sports and games. Unfortunately, her horn keeps getting in the way of her fun! Try as she may, there doesn’t seem to be an activity she can enjoy without her horn eventually spoiling it for her. She loses hope of ever finding something she can be good at, but her auntie, in a bid to cheer her up, performs a few steps of ballet. Petunia is in awe of her auntie’s graceful moves and decides to give ballet a try. While not as graceful as her auntie, she keeps practicing for the upcoming recital because she loves ballet! Join Petunia in her adventure to becoming a ballerina!

Petunia the Unicorn’s Magically Marvelous Ballet is a children’s picture book bursting with vivid color and has the importance of being kind to others at its core. R. L. Ullman seeks not only to entertain the audience but also to instill good values in them early on. The story is enjoyable and the great illustrations make it a fun experience for both the young and old. The pictures are extremely well-detailed and full of bright dazzling colors. Characters’ eyes gleam with curiosity and sparkle with joy! Scenes are brought to life by endearing characters and lively illustrations complement the great work of the author. This is a good book and a story the little ones will surely enjoy!

Amy Louise Hill

Petunia the Unicorn's Magically Marvelous Ballet: A Petunia Cupcake Fluffybottom Book by R.L. Ullman is an entertaining picture book for young children. Petunia, along with her Auntie Sprinkles, her high-spirited dog Gumdrop, and their butler Winston are living in the human world. Petunia is enjoying being around humans and takes part in many fun activities. She tries soccer, trampolining, and even jumping rope. But Petunia struggles with each of them and worries there's nothing she is good at. Her Auntie Sprinkles reassures her that everyone has something they're good at, they just have to find what it is. Auntie Sprinkles then has a great idea. Petunia should try ballet! Petunia picks out her tutu and heads to bed, excited for her first class. Will Petunia have finally found what she is good at? Find out in this book.

Once again R.L. Ullman has delighted readers with another Petunia Cupcake Fluffybottom book. This time Petunia takes on ballet and I love the message it teaches throughout. The story focuses on kindness, believing in yourself, and much more. As always, the book is full of bright colors and lovely illustrations by the talented Yusup Mediyan and Petunia looks great in a tutu! Petunia's adventures are endless and you are sure to be entertained the whole way through. I recommend Petunia the Unicorn's Magically Marvelous Ballet to any young reader wishing to immerse themselves in Petunia's magical world. Congrats to the author and keep up the good work!

Essien Asian

Petunia is a pretty little unicorn with a heart of gold and an admirable sense of kindness toward everyone. She stays with her aunt in the big city and keeps herself company with her pet dog. She wants to be particularly good at something but cannot find anything she is good enough at until her kind aunt decides to take her to ballet lessons. There she strives to be the best Fluffybottom that ever wore a tutu. Auditions for the role of Princess Dove at the upcoming recital are around the corner and Petunia wants so very much to get the role. Will her hard work pay off? Find out in Petunia The Unicorn's Magically Marvelous Ballet, written by R.L. Ullman and illustrated by Yusup Mediyan.

Petunia The Unicorn's Magically Marvelous Ballet is a children's story with a beautiful storyline as it deals with teaching little ones how to cope with unfavorable attention and highlights the advantages of being nice to others without expecting anything in return. The primary character is lovable and her approach to resolving her obstacles is refreshing. The colors used in the pictures are bright and striking, guaranteed to hold a child's attention, and the message is conveyed in a simplistic yet professional manner. R.L. Ullman and Yusup Mediyan have done a marvelous job with this book, and there is no way children who read this book can help falling in love with it.