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Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Everything Unicorn

It's official, we have got unicorn fever in this house but there's no need to panic, this is not some sort of tropical disease, no, this is the unicorn craze that seems to have been sweeping the nation for some time now. So this week we are embracing everything sparkly, cute, shiny and even gooey that this magical, horned creature has to offer!


Something Sparkly...

Add some sparkle to storytime with these two fabulous unicorn-themed books. Sugarlump and the Unicorn is written by one of our favourite authors, Julia Donaldson. The cute and whimsical illustrations are the work of the extremely talented, Lydia Monks. Together Julia and Lydia have created several other brilliant children's books together, including The Singing Mermaid; The Princess and The Wizard; and the What The Ladybird Heard trilogy.





Sugarlump and the Unicorn is not a new book, it was first published in 2013, but "with glitter on every page" it certainly continues to delight the Mini Reviewers. The story is about a rocking horse called Sugarlump who longs to be a real horse. With the help of a magical snow-white, blue eyed unicorn, who likes to toss her mane, Sugarlump's wish comes true. However, Sugarlump soon realises that his new life is perhaps not right for him and he makes another wish, will he ever find happiness? Filled with great rhyming verse, lots of repetition and just a little bit of magic, this book is bound to make little unicorn fans very happy.


Our second choice is That's not my unicorn... the 50th title in Usborne's bestselling touchy-feely book series for babies and toddlers. With a shimmery cover and silver edged pages this book is certainly our favourite "That's not my..." yet. Rainbow manes, glittery wings and sparkly horns all feature in Rachel Wells' very cute illustrations. This is a very special book for the littlest of bookworms.


You can buy a copy of Sugarlump and the Unicorn by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks (Macmillan, £10.99) here and That's not my unicorn... by Fiona Watts and Rachel Wells (Usborne, £6.99) here.

Something Cute...

This brand new book, published by Nosy Crow in association with the National Trust, is filled with 24 high quality cards to colour in. Each card features a unique  and intricate design by Rebecca Jones. From magical unicorns to stunning swans, this book is packed with gorgeous pictures that will get everyone's creative juices flowing. There is even a matching envelope and sticker for each card and, as the cards are blank, they can be used for almost any occasion. We had great fun adding some personal touches to a few of the cards for some upcoming birthdays.




 You can buy a copy of The Colouring Book of Cards and Envelopes: Unicorns and Rainbows illustrated by Rebecca Jones (Nosy Crow, £9.99) here.

Something shiny, something gooey?

We recently spotted these amazing unicorn goodies when out shopping and the lovely team at Smiggle sent us some to take a look at. First up is this super shiny unicorn notebook. It has a hidden mirror on the front, dividers inside and locks to keep all your secrets safe! Mini Reviewer, Izzie, was incredibly excited by the little lock and key but to be honest, I'd quite like to keep this one for myself!


Sweet Magic Lockable Unicorn Notebook RRP: £13.50
We were also sent a pot of Unicorn Goo, yes goo, complete with a hidden unicorn inside! The Mini Reviewers LOVED it! It was slimey, stretchy, splatty, glittery and they even got it to make some very strange noises! It kept them occupied for about an hour, which is unheard of! It's back in the pot for now but I'm sure it will be out again very soon.

Smiggle Unicorn Goo RRP: £7.00
*Disclaimer: We received a copy of Unicorns and Rainbows and the Smiggle products for review purposes. All opinions are as always our own. This post contains affiliate links.


219 comments:

  1. The unicorn craze has hit our home too! Sugarlump and the unicorn is now on our wish list! Thanks for the recommendation!

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  2. Ok that colouring book is awesome!! We love Sugarlump here :) thanks for sharing with #readwithme

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  3. The Nosy Crow colouring book is absolutely gorgeous, I'll be wrapping a couple to go under Christmas trees this year :o)

    #readwithme

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  4. I would give the prize to my niece :)

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  5. The colouring book looks lovely but I hate goo. Years ago we ended up with dinosaur slime on the carpet. Looks weeks to finally get clean #readwithme

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  6. my lillie pops..shes mad for anything unicorn related

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  7. I LOVE unicorns I would have the notebook but give the unicorn goo to my godson xx

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  8. My daughter

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  9. I would give it to my daughter Morgan

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  10. I would give this lovely prize to my daughter thank you!

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  11. Loving the look of the julia Donaldson book. Will have to hunt it out at the library.

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  12. I would give the prize to my daughter, Lilly, she adores unicorns!

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  13. My daughter, she is crazy about unicorns

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  14. I don't have any children but would love to win this prize for charity, to go to Romania.

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  15. I would love to win for my daughter

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  16. I would like to win for my friends daughter.

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  17. Will be a wonderful prize for my daughter

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  18. I would give it to my daughter.

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  19. I would give it to my god daughter Emily!

    @kellycloggs

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  20. My son would love the slime and save the book for a birthday present

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  21. This would be for my daughter Amber, as she is crazy about unicorns. x

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  22. I would give it to my daughter

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  23. I would give this to my daughter! She would love it :)

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  24. This is so cute i would give it to Emily my best friends daughter x

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  25. I would give this lovely prize to my Niece

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  26. I think my niece has her name written all over this...so to speak ;) x

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  27. I WOULD GIVE THIS SUPER PRIZES TO MY GRANDAUGHTER

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  28. I would gift this to my daughter, she absolutely loves all things unicorns - we recently decorated her bedroom and she begged for unicorn themes so this would be a fab addition to her room <3

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  29. My niece Elsie because she is unicorn obsessed! #topaunty!

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  30. I would love to win it for my best friend who loves unicorns!

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  31. I would give it to my daughter

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  32. If I won this incredible giveaway I'd give it to my daughter Erin who is the worlds biggest unicorn fan!!! 🦄 😍😘🦄

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  33. I would give the prize to my granddaughter

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  34. My granddaughters are both Smiggle fans.But would think give it the younger one

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  35. I would give it to my daughter, she loves unicorns.

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  36. I would give it to my 4 year old niece

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  37. This prize would be shared between my two smiggle loving daughters sommer & sophia!

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  38. Actually my son would like this! He isn't bothered if its girly lol x

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  39. my neice heidi lola would love this as she loves unicorns and smiggle x

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  40. My youngest daughter, she loves unicorns! Kate A

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  41. My grandaughter jessica shes smiggle mad everything has to come from there

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  42. To my daughter, she loves unicorns!

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  43. I would give this prize to my daughter :-)

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  44. Unicorn Goo! My daughter thinks its amazing!

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  45. i would give it to my daughter, without a doubt.

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  46. My daughter as she just loves unicorn's :)

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  47. Oh this looks like fun! I would love to give to my daughter.
    Thanks for joining us at #luckylinky x

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  48. I would give it to my daughter, she loves unicorns.

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  49. I have one unicorn obsessed little girl in my house!!

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  50. I have some little cousins who love this sort of thing!

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  51. I would give this to my daughter. She is crazy about unicorns.

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  52. My cousin whose just started a new school!

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  53. I would give the unicorn bundle to my daughter . X

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  54. I would give this to one of my nieces

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  55. Margaret Clarkson
    My lovely niece - she would adore it!

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  56. All the children love Smiggle but the youngest would appreciate it most.

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  57. Send it local food bank in December for their Christmas boxes

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  58. i would use it to buy treats for my son and daughters treat bucket for when they do well in school.

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  59. I would give it to my daughter as she loves unicorns xx

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  60. I would give it to my daughter as she loves unicorns xx

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  61. my daughter would love these goodies

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  62. To my daughter. She is a dreamer, like me

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  63. This is something I would give to my daughter, I know she would get a lot of use out of it, she would love it, saying that her older brother would actually love it as well!

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  64. I’d give these unicorn goodies to my little sisters! They’re obsessed!

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  65. My daughter is Unicorn mad and she'd love sharing all the goodies in this bundle with her best friend :)

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  66. I’d give this to our gorgeous granddaughter Ruby

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  67. I would give it to my children for Christmas, she loves smiggle and unicorns.

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  68. I woudl give it to my niece for Christmas. She loves Unicorns.

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  69. I'd gift them to my niece! She's obsessed with unicorns!

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  70. I would give to my lovely granddaughter Bonnie!

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  71. I would give this fab bundle to my daughter she loves unicorns.

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  72. My granddaughter Skye would love this!

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  73. my daughter annie would love to recieve this prize under the xmas tree!

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  74. I would give to my daughter Belle as she just loves unicorns

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  75. My granddaughter Freyja who loves unicorns.

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  76. My stepson James who loves unicorns

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  77. I'd give it to my 5 year old daughter, she would love it :D

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  78. My niece loves unicorns so I'd definitely give them to her

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  79. my daughters would love this prize!

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  80. I would give it to Santa as I know that he knows who would love and look after it.

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  81. I'd give this to my niece - even though she's already spoilt!

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  82. I'd give it too my granddaughter ruby she would love this

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  83. Grandson and grandaughter would love this, they might argue about it though

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  84. I would give it to my granddaughter, she is mad about unicorns

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  85. My friend's daughter

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  86. My daughter would love this she is unicorn mad!

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  87. I'd give it to the two lovely little girls who live next door

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  88. I'd give it to my youngest daughter.

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  89. I would give to my Goddaughter because she loves all thing fantasy and unicorn...and I know that she would let me play too hehehe

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  90. my daughter Paige she would absolutely love this

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  91. I would gift this lovely prize to my daughter Heidi she loves unicorns.

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  92. My two little nieces for christmas as they are unicorn mad this year

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  93. I would share this prize with my nieces.

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  94. I'd split it between my three daughters

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  95. My unicorn mad little girl, Mabel xx

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  96. My daughter would love this, great giveaway. Thanks

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  97. the prize would be for my daughter

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  98. I would this for my daughter Olivia as she is unicorn mad xxxx

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  99. My Daughter she is Smiggle & Unicorn mad so this would be perfect for her!!

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  100. my daughter Emma as she is unicorn crazy

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  101. My daughter would adore this.. she's unicorn mad!

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  102. My god daughter, Maddie, for Christmas! She lives in South Africa. Would love to send it to her for Christmas :)
    Thanks
    xx

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  103. I would give this to my daughter - she's unicorn mad!

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  104. My little niece would adore this! Unicorn crazy!

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  105. My daughter. :-)

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  106. Pauline Burroughs9 October 2017 at 16:20

    I'd give it to my granddaughter, she'd love it x

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  107. I would give it to my little granddaughter if I were lucky enough to win.

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  108. Im sure one of my 3 boys would love this if not there mummy will 😂

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  109. My great niece Becs as she has been in hospital and this would cheer her up!

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  110. my daughter

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  111. My daughter isobelle, she's obsessed with unicorns!

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  112. I'd give it to my unicorn mad niece! How lovely xx

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  113. I'd give it to my lil girl who fav things are unicorns and smiggle! Perfect for her!

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  114. I would like to think I would give it to my unicorn obsessed niece but I'm just as obsessed!!

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  115. My daughters, they would love it :)

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  116. My 5 year old niece who would love this! Thanks for the chance x

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  117. I'd give it to my daughter who is also called Poppy! She loves unicorns :D

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  118. My six year old daughter would love this prize I'm hoping she'd want to share the notebook with me though, it's amazing!

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  119. To my little girl who loves all things unicorn, pegasus, alicorn and basically anything related to them.

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  120. I'd give this to my nephew who would find it hilarious! Thanks for the competition.

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  121. it would be for my little girl :)

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  122. I would give it to my daughter Summer

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  123. My niece otherwise I would be in trouble

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  124. I would gift this fabulous prize to my daughter Phoebe, she loves Unicorns and books so this would be such a treat for her!

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  125. I would give this to my niece who would love it

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  126. I'd love to give this to my step daughter x

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  127. my little granddaughter Elisha who loves all things Unicorn at the moment

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  128. Charlotte Arnott10 October 2017 at 08:02

    One of my three nieces would love this as a stocking filler this year.

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  129. I would give these to a friend's daughter .

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  130. I would give this to my daughter who is unicorn mad 🦄

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  131. My Granddaughter Olivia who is 7, She loves Unicorns & Smiggles so its the perfect gift for her. She has been saving for a long time to buy something from Smiggles x

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  132. I would give it to my little boy!

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  133. My daughter Jess, who is goo and unicorn obsessed 😀

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  134. I would give this to my daughter Evie. She is another unicorn fan, thanks for the chance to win!

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  135. my Daughter Alesha she loves unicorns :)

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  136. I would share it with 3 of my girls who all love unicorns :-)

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  137. I'd give to my son he loves anything magical (plus so do I!)

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  138. I would gift the prize to my 5 year old niece who loves crafting.

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  139. I would give this to my best friend's little girl, she would love it!

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  140. I would give this prize to my daughter who would LOVE it!

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  141. I would give this to my 8 yr old granddaughter, she loves writing stories and unicorns

    @polly58

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  142. I'd share this with my lovely daughter

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  143. I would give this to my little one, we love unicorns x

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  144. id give it to my little princess isla!

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  145. my granddaughter loves unicorns and would love this
    i live the word smiggle it just rolls of the tongue

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  146. I would give this prize to my daughter if i was lucky enough to win

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  147. My great-niece Phoenix who wanted a unicorn for Christmas last year but we had to tell her that Santa had run out (as she asked just before bed on Christmas Eve and hadn't given any indication that she wanted one). She still hasn't forgotten and wants one this year. :)

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