Do Not Wish for a Birthday Unicorn! by Sarina Siebenaler is a silly and sweet rhyming tale that promotes teamwork, compassion, empathy, and kindness. A laugh-out-loud adventure, the story follows Kat, a little girl full of imagination and wonder, who wishes for a unicorn for her birthday. When the unicorn finally arrives, it’s not what she had expected at all! Do Not Wish for a Birthday Unicorn! was named a Winner in the Children’s Fiction category of the 2022 Book Excellence Awards. The awards competition is dedicated to recognizing both independent and traditionally published authors for excellence in writing, design and overall market appeal. Previous Winners and Finalists have been New York Times’ best-sellers, spoken at the United Nations and TEDx, and have had their books optioned by movie studios.
“As a writer, it is a wonderful privilege to be recognized for your creative craft,” says Sarina Siebenaler. A best-selling, award-winning author, autism advocate, and mom of three, Sarina is an expert at crafting highly engaging children's books that encourage literacy, spark a child's imagination, and focus on social and emotional skills. “My passion is to create children's books that inspire and empower visual thinkers and spark the growth of emergent readers.”
Inspired by the books of Dr. Seuss, the book shares valuable life lessons and teaches positive philosophies and behaviors. The story encourages the acceptance of others, building social connections, regulating emotions, and promotes helping behaviors. Patterns of first, then, and last help children visually create a predictable sequence of events, which helps with comprehension, life, and problem-solving skills. In addition, the rhymes give children an opportunity to predict words and foster humor and imagination through early literacy.
The book has received positive reviews from some of the most well-renowned authors, journalists, and reviewers around the world. Asher Syed writes, “Sarina Siebenaler has written a wonderful heartwarming story on thoughtfulness, kindness, and caring with Do Not Wish for a Birthday Unicorn! A parent can usually see what is coming around the bend but Siebenaler kept me guessing right along with my youngest little reader, who was completely enthralled."
Do Not Wish for a Birthday Unicorn! and the first book in the Silly Books for Kids! collection, Do Not Wish for a Pet Ostrich! is available for FREE for all Kindle Unlimited Members. In addition, Do Not Wish for a Birthday Unicorn! can be purchased on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Google Play, and other online bookstores.
Readers, parents, educators and book clubs are encouraged to visit the author’s website for free lesson plans, downloadable worksheets, giveaways, and updates about new book releases: www.sarinasiebenaler.com.
About the Author
Sarina Siebenaler is a best-selling, award-winning author, autism advocate, mom of three children, and one dog.
She writes children's books to encourage literacy, spark a child's imagination, and to help with social and emotional skills. Sarina’s Silly Books for Kids! collection including Do Not Wish for a Pet Ostrich! and Do Not Wish for a Birthday Unicorn! have been met with widespread critical acclaim. The third book in the collection, Do Not Wish for a Christmas Elf! is scheduled to be released by the end of 2023.
For several years Sarina has serviced parents of children with autism to provide resources and support. When she’s not writing, Sarina enjoys running, hiking, and taking new adventures with her family.
To connect with Sarina and access free lesson plans, downloadable worksheets, giveaways, and get updates about new book releases, please visit: www.sarinasiebenaler.com
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