Ali The Shiny Sparkly Unicorn
This book idea was born out of the Entrepreneurial Babes Action Hours Facebook community, a community of beautiful women who have a desire to step up, claim the space and be the best versions of themselves. Ebabe Ali would share her love for all things shiny, and sparkly and would often pop her pink tutu on to help give herself permission to dream again, like the shiny sparkly 5 year old she was before her life experiences “messed her up” and she lost who she was. The Action Hours Facebook community love Ebabe Ali and her unique ways. They embrace her for who she is and often send her unicorn presents in the mail, from wall posters, to plush toys, to coffee mugs, t-shirts to even unicorn leggings. Ebabe Ali started to be referred to by the Community as Ali the Shiny Sparkly Unicorn, and this name soon started to stick. On March 16th 2017, Ebabe Ali awoke at 4.44am the time she loves to wake up in the morning. On this day she jumped out of bed and twirled and whirled straight to her PC and the words for the book just flowed out. This is the day that Ali the Shiny Sparkly Unicorn children’s character was born.
In September 2017 we successfully completed a Kick-Starter project for Ali the Shiny Sparkly Unicorn and raised over $13,109 from 251 Backers to self-publish the first round of 500 books.
Click here to listen to a reading of the book https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIE-3g-6ft8
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Below are a few double page spreads from the book.
I like Ali the Shiny Sparkly Unicorn book. I don’t like it when Ali is teased. I think she sounds fun when she hears the music again – Penny, aged 6
My favourite part is when the colours and music come back. I love Ali and how she is so sparkly – Eli, aged 3.5
It is the best book in the whole wide world, it tells me that any unicorn can be sparkly if they dream big – Asher, aged 6
A message received from a Mum during our Kick-Starter
Dear Ali, through the friendship web of Facebook (a friend of a friend), I discovered Ali the Shiny Sparkly Unicorn. I have a daughter also named Ali (same spelling) who is my shiny, sparkly unicorn. She has autism, she has really difficult days in the school playground but we always tell her to ‘be happy, be brave and be you.’ She loves to dress up and dance and sing and play – often without friends. I never want her sparkle to dim. I watched your video with a preview of the book and tears welled in my eyes. It is my Ali’s story too. Thank you Ali V, and wishing you every success. Get that book published! I’ve pledged what I can – good luck!