It’s time for the second term at Unicorn School and with her sister’s words ringing in her ears, Mira is determined to win lots of medals and prove that her ‘Unicorn Best Friend Forever’ Dave is not the “naughtiest, rubbishest unicorn in the world.” And Unicorn Sports Day is the perfect opportunity. Except that Mira’s team have named themselves the sloths and weird things keep happening to their equipment. Someone has messed with their alarm clock, their sack-race sacks have been filled with feathers, their special rainbow tracksuits have vanished and there are definite signs of foul play with their egg and spoon race eggs. If Mira and Dave stand any chance of winning a medal and going on The Mystery Quest they need to work out what is going on and fast…
This is the second book in the The Naughtiest Unicorn series and makes for another very enjoyable read. There is plenty of mystery as the strange goings-on unfold and this raises issues of trust between Mari and her sister, Rani, and the question of people doing whatever it takes to win.
At the back of the book readers will find some unicorn themed jokes and there is a nice little quiz to test their knowledge of the story.
A very accessible book for readers who are beginning to read chapter books. The chapters are short and the text is nicely spaced out. There are hilarious illustrations throughout produced by David O’Connell.
Recommended for 6+.