The Favorite Book
Do You Believe in Unicorns
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"A thoughtful, age-appropriate discussion of decision-making that could well become a favorite."

-Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)


Bethanie received her MFA in illustration from the School of Visual Arts in New York and worked as an art director for a variety of publishers, design firms, and marketing agencies before dedicating herself to children’s writing and illustration. She has created numerous picture books including Do You Believe in Unicorns, The Favorite Book, Zoe Gets Ready, and Cockatoo, Too. Her work has received many accolades, including the Parents Choice Award, Amazon Best Books of the Year, and Bank Street College Best Books of the Year. Bethanie lives just north of the Golden Gate Bridge with her husband, two daughters, and Thunder the dog. When she’s not creating stories, she’s most likely hiking, biking, or enjoying the bay.

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"Spellbinding read-aloud gold."

-Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review) (Do You Believe in Unicorns?)

"It’s all delightfully hilarious. Sure to become a read-aloud favorite."

-Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review) (Cockatoo, Too)

"The musing text, with its questions posed to the audience, will be a hit at storytime or during a lapsit, and the invitation to believe the impossible makes this a wonderful segue into encouraging kids to make up their own fantasy stories."

-Bulletin of the Center of Children's Book (Starred Review) (Do You Believe in Unicorns?)

"An appealing choice for reading aloud."