How to Grow a Unicorn

How to Grow a Unicorn

By Author / Illustrator

Rachel Morrisroe, Steven Lenton


Magical Realism

Age range(s)



Penguin Random House Children's UK




Paperback / softback




A rollicking, rhyming read-aloud treat from wordsmith extraordinaire, debut author Rachel Morrisroe, and the ridiculously talented, bestselling Steven Lenton.  

Welcome to Mr Pottifer's Parlour of Plants: a magical shop with the most surprising plants you'll ever see!  Sarah thinks she's discovered the perfect gift for her garden-loving grandma, but before you can say GARDEN FULL OF UNICORNS, things grow wildly out-of-hand!

Live your own hilarious unicorn fantasy in this rip-roaring, rhyming delight from a terrifically talented new picture book author, with illustrations from the brilliant, bestselling illustrator Steven Lenton - illustrator of Shifty McGifty and The Hundred and One Dalmatians picture book.  See also: How to Grow a Dragon.



Mr Pottifer's Parlour of Plants is a plant shop with a magical difference and it's where Sarah finds the perfect present for her green-fingered Granny....Unicorn seeds. Sarah accidentally grows too many and Granny's party becomes rather chaotic!

How to Grow a Unicorn is a great book; the illustrations are marvellous and help to convey the story which itself is witty and clever. There are brilliant play on words and the ending really made my preschooler laugh! It's a lovely book that would make a great gift, a fab one to share with a class in story time or at bedtime where I think it would probably prompt some magical dreams!

Picture book / Reviewed by Lizi Backhouse, teacher

Suggested Reading Age 5+


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