Unicorn Jazz Eye See You: Choosing Kindness Book Review
Bee-ing Happy with Unicorn Jazz and Friends is a colorfuly illustrated happiness book in the Unicorn Jazz series, “Bee Happy” introduces adorable animals like a monkey, giraffe, octopus, gorilla, cat, frog, and of course, Woof the Crow, who show creative and fun ideas on what being happy can mean.
There is a quote by Sonya Parker that I remind myself and my kids of regularly, “Stop comparing yourself to other people you’re supposed to be unique.”
As the mommy of three beautiful children, it’s a quote that speaks to me. All of our kids are amazingly unique, and this is something we love to celebrate with them. By helping our children accept and embrace the traits that make them special, we not only heighten their confidence, but we can also guide them to accept and appreciate the differences they see in others.
A great children’s unicorn book series that is not only inspiring but helps celebrate kindness and being unique is Unicorn Jazz Eye See You: Choosing kindness by award-winning author Lisa Caprelli. This wonderful book is part of a trilogy that stars a musical unicorn that has purple hair, shiny hooves, and a beautiful voice. Alongside her awesome friend, Woof the Crow, Unicorn Jazz, and her friends encourage each other to be themselves and to proud of their uniqueness.
In book three of the Unicorn Jazz series, Woof the Crow shares a story with Jazz about his first pair of eyeglasses and how he struggled to be accepted by his peers because of his different look. He also shares with Jazz how he first noticed Jazz and her beautiful singing talent thanks to his new awesome glasses. The same glasses that he felt uncomfortable with at first ended up being a beautiful blessing and was what began his friendship with Jazz.
The books in the Unicorn Jazz series are great for encouraging discussion with your kids about the qualities and abilities that make each one of them different. Being proud of their talents, interests, personalities, and physical appearances, as well as feeling confident no matter the situation, is a wonderful thing to teach.
This story is very relatable to children because what kid doesn’t go through a time when they feel different and long to be accepted? Teaching our kids that their differences are what make them unique and special can be a difficult message to teach your kids when others, especially friends, are telling them otherwise.
Reading stories about characters who are different and unique from others, but find success and happiness anyways, can help. Unicorn Jazz Eye See You: Choosing Kindness shows kids why it’s okay to be different and to let their uniqueness shine. I hope that this book is as useful as it was to my kids in helping them be themselves, be unique and how great of a thing it actually can be.
It is also important to note that illustrator, Davey Villalobos continues to do a phenomenal job creating a magical story with his hand-drawn and charming illustrations. The text and illustrations in the book work in harmony to capture the mind and imagination of children. I love that this book features a comic book style illustration style and features kid like hand-drawn art that resonates with my children.
Why and How to Use it With Your Kids
- Great gift to give a child of any age
- Use alongside the official Unicorn Jazz Coloring Books
- Use in a variety of settings including at home and in classrooms
- Use alongside the curriculum guide for teachers and parents
- Rep your “Mom = Love” Mother’s Day Unicorn Lover T-shirt
- Rep your Unicorn Jazz Be Bold and Brave T-Shirt
- Buy your very own Unicorn Jazz Birthday Girl T-Shirt
- Cuddle up with your child and their very own Unicorn Jazz Plush doll as you read the book together
- Teach your children about the importance of being unique and being happy by being yourself
- Give the gift of a Unicorn Jazz Gift Box Set
Where Can I Find Unicorn Jazz Eye See You: Choosing Kindness?
Other Books in The Unicorn Jazz Series
About the Author, Lisa Caprelli
Lisa is a writer; founder and brand creator of Unicorn Jazz stories and its mission. She taught at Long Beach State, has experience in the elementary to high school classrooms. And with a 25 year branding, public relations, FM/AM radio and podcasting, writing background, Lisa Caprelli, has made writing her life. She is a Latina mom and an author of 12 books leading with children’s book series, Unicorn Jazz (English and Spanish); Skip a Step: Imparting Wisdom for Young Entrepreneur Minds, Color Your Message and Writing and Publishing Your Story and Turning it Into a Book.
“I wrote the first book, Unicorn Jazz to help parents and teachers have important conversations with children that include compassion and understanding and to help children realize they have the power to reach out. I also wrote it to help children who look or feel different, who might be teased at school (like I was) to get some kind of support. This is a story that has many lessons depending on your child’s age. Some top takeaways have been: “I am different and that’s awesome.” “We’re all different as human beings.” “We all thrive for friendship, kindness and love in our lives.”
About the Illlustrator, Davey Villalobos
Davey resides in El Paso, Texas with his family and siblings. He has been drawing his whole life as early as age 4. Davey does 90% of his work alfresco while listening to music (from the smooth sounds of Dean Martin to the ear blasting riffs of Slayer). Some of his favorite illustrators are Salvador Dali, Frank Frazzetta, Bob Kane (Batman). He enjoys being creative, intuitive and letting his imagination run wild. Davey will be publishing his first book this year. He is a proud uncle of two and enjoys bike riding.
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All in all, my family and I have really enjoyed this book and we know you will too! Please feel free to leave me any comments or questions about this review. I look forward to hearing from you!
* This book was kindly sent to me by Author, Lisa Caprelli in exchange for an honest review.