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The Adventures of Bear and Unicorn: Journey to the Lake by Sparkles Johnson and Sunshine Akbas introduces a shy unicorn who doesn’t like flying because she’s scared of heights. That doesn’t mean she doesn’t want to explore the world and go on adventures. Her parents did and they love telling stories of their exploits. One day, Unicorn gets brave and wanders off on her own. She arrives at a lake and decides to take the challenge of crossing it on a log that stretches halfway across. The only problem is that the log is rotten and Unicorn gets her foot stuck in a hole. She calls out for help and Bear responds. He’s a little cautious at first, not sure whether he can trust a unicorn, a creature he doesn’t believe is real. If it is, it might be dangerous. The two new friends start working together, but before Unicorn is freed, a new threat approaches. This time it’s Unicorn’s turn to save Bear and to do so Unicorn must face her fears head-on.
In The Adventures of Bear and Unicorn, Sparkles Johnson and Sunshine Akbas have written and illustrated a charming book for young readers. It is a simple story told in plain language so young readers can follow it easily. The plot describes Unicorn’s first grand adventure and how she makes a new friend, Bear. The two friends are quite different, but they don’t appear to notice or care about their differences. Along with colorful illustrations, this story moves quickly and stresses the importance of friendship and working together as a team, collaborating. It also points out that we all have fears and we sometimes need to face them head-on. Along with the issue of equity and inclusion, this story is engaging, entertaining, and educational.