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Meet two cheeky little unicorns in a big rush to grow up, in this beautiful picture book from the award-winning Catherine Rayner. Mini is small, and Hardly is smaller - and neither of them are happy about it in this gorgeously. The two unicorns are fed up of being small. Being grown-up would be so much better! They could eat what they want, stay up all night, and go on adventures. So . . . why wait? But it's not long before the two little unicorns find themselves on an adventure a little bigger than they'd bargained for. Perhaps being small isn't so bad - after all, it makes you perfect for the BIGGEST cuddles.


Catherine Rayner studied illustration at Edinburgh College of Art. She fell in love with the city and still lives there with her young family and a small menagerie of creatures including Shannon the horse, Ena the cat and a goldfish called Richard, all of whom inspire her work. Catherine won the Best New Illustrator Award at the Booktrust Early Years Awards for "Augustus and His Smile" and has been awarded the prestigious CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal. Catherine's other titles for Macmillan include the critically acclaimed "Solomon Crocodile", "Arlo the Lion who couldn't sleep" and the award-winning "Smelly Louie".

Mini and Hardly and the Big Adventure | Catherine Rayner

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