OF THE PERIODIC TABLE
BY THE METAL HORN UNICORNS
The Blue Unicorn’s Journey to Osm Series
Illustrated by Pumudi Gardiyawasam
Children’s Book / Science & Nature / Mythical Creatures
Publisher: Sybrina Publishing
Date of Publication: February 7, 2023 – 41 pages
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Ready to learn the magic of science? Metals and all the other elements from the periodic table make everything seem magical. You can see it everywhere: in buildings, transportation, communications, medicines, and even in the food you eat! All technology and everything that makes life modern come from the magical elements in the earth, water, and the air.
Think of it like this, “No Metal – No Magic…and No Tech-no-lo-gy.” You can learn about all that stuff in this book called The Magical Elements of the Periodic Table Presented Alphabetically by The Metal Horn Unicorns. Twenty-six techno-magical elements are presented from A to Z by the magical metal horn unicorn tribe from Unimaise.
Every element page includes facts about:
*where the featured element comes from*
*when it was discovered*
*scientific info about the element*
*everyday uses for it*
*a bunch of other interesting facts*
*a unicorn who wields its magical powers representing each element*
The book also has an amazing unicorn-themed periodic table plus special pages featuring elemental compounds and alloys. Now, that’s Techno-Magical!
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For anyone who would like a book to help a young student learn some basic scientific facts, this charming book would definitely be perfect for a home library, or a school classroom.
It took me a minute to figure out exactly what the phrases “no metal” “no magic” and “no technology” actually refers to in the book description. Since unicorns are often a big part of fantasy stories I thought the “no technology” was appropriate. There usually isn’t technology in fantasy stories, so I thought that’s what it meant, but the other two phrases puzzled me. Then I read several pages of the book and the proverbial lightbulb went off.
Maybe a young person will have a much faster lightbulb. 🙂
Connecting the different elements of metals to the Unicorns that then activates their magical powers was a fun part of the book, and I’d really like Pearl, the Potassium-Horned Unicorn, to come to my house. Her magic? Anything she touches is instantly cleaned.
Without the metals the Unicorns wouldn’t have their unique magic, and of course, where would we be without the metals that are such an important part of the technology we all rely on.
What a clever way of presenting that scientific truth with the use of a touch of fantasy.
Krypto, the Krypton-Horned Unicorn introduces the reader to Krypton, and of course, my imagination went straight to Superman and what Kryptonite does to his powers. It was a relief to read that the unicorn has no such sensitivity, and his magical ability is left unscathed. He can go invisible at will, but he’d better stay away from Superman. 🙂
Can you tell I had a lot of fun reading this book?
Filled with charming illustrations and really interesting facts about the different elements, this is a book that even people without a scientific bent will find enjoyable. The material is well-organized, with a lot of eye appeal, and young readers will appreciate the similarity to the way a graphic novel is designed.
However, the book isn’t just for children. Adults will surely appreciate a refresher course in metallurgy, even if they never studied it in school.
“A teaspoon of sugar helps the medicine go down,” and a touch of whimsy helps the learning.
Sybrina Durant is a unicorn author and entrepreneur. In addition to books, she offers unicorn-themed activities, t-shirts, and more. Plus, she has pulled together a collection of nearly all the unicorn books available today from hundreds of authors. They are categorized on her website by Little Kid, Middle Kid, and Teen Unicorn Books.
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Paperback copy of Magical Elements, set of Unicorn Elements Trading Cards, & Unicorn Elements Periodic Table Poster (24”x 36”)
(US only; ends midnight, CDT, 6/23/23)
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