Nature & Wildlife

101 Ways to Use a Unicorn

Fans of the magical unicorn are legion, and the unicorn’s appearance in pop culture shows no signs of waning. This book presents lighthearted, slightly twisted, and always funny practical uses for a unicorn.

Everyone loves unicorns—what’s not to love? They’re beautiful, magical creatures. Author Robb Pearlman and illustrator Dave Urban join twistedly hilarious forces once again to create 101 Ways to Use a Unicorn, their follow-up to 101 Ways to Kill a Zombie. This latest book is a manual of sorts, detailing creative ways to employ the neighborhood unicorn in everyday life. The methods range from the practical to pop cultural to slightly dark—but all are laugh-out-loud funny:

• Hunger Games: the unicorn is an arrow being shot out of a longbow by a teenage girl
Bookmark: the unicorn’s horn is between the pages of a closed book on a nightstand
Clothesline: a clothesline is strung between the side of a house and the unicorn horn, as a housewife hangs clothes
Award Ceremony Seat Filler: the unicorn is in a tuxedo, seated between Angelina Jolie and Meryl Streep
Jedi: the unicorn’s horn is lit up like a light saber in a fight with Darth Vader

Equal parts satire and tribute to this beloved mythical animal, 101 Ways to Use a Unicorn is sure to tickle unicorn fans young and old.

About The Author

Robb Pearlman is an editor, author, and pop culture junkie. The author of six books, Pearlman has steered the multimillion-dollar publishing and licensing campaigns for Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys and is an associate publisher at Rizzoli, where he directs the Universe calendar division. Dave Urban is an award-winning artist whose illustrations graced the pages of New York Times best seller Eats, Shoots & Leaves, The New Yorker, and many advertising and editorial campaigns.

  • Publish Date: March 03, 2015
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Humor - Topic - Animals
  • Publisher: Universe
  • Trim Size: 7 x 5
  • Pages: 96
  • US Price: $14.95
  • CDN Price: $14.95
  • ISBN: 978-0-7893-2910-3


"Pearlman’s humor is relentlessly clever and, when they’re not eliciting the odd bark of laughter, the examples of uses to which a unicorn can be put, and Urban‘s delightful illustrations of them, and the cumulative effect of the full-color, page-after-page variations on theme … listen: this book will at least leave you grinning...Your life will be incomplete without this little volume." -Austin Chronicle

"The magical creature and its ever present rainbow (Skittles, anyone?) is used and abused in a variety of ways that will make you laugh and cringe."

Author Bookshelf: Robb Pearlman