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The book is all about celebrating who you are and has a very strong message.

In the story, Rosie wakes one morning to find a rainbow unicorn outside her bedroom window.

They fly around her village, meeting local people from all over the world.

Rosie tells the unicorn that people come from all kinds of different families, they have different religions, different accents and many varying colours of skin.

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“Our family is dual heritage and it is so important for our children and many others to see picture book heroes and heroines who look like them. Not all little girls have long blonde hair and big blue eyes.

“The story of Rosie and the Unicorn celebrates multiculturalism, love and kindness and community cohesion. It invites us into a world that more closely reflects our own experience and confirms that heroines can be from anywhere, they can have brown skin and women of colour can hold their own in court.”

For many, lockdown has been an opportunity to reconnect with family and spend some much-needed time with our nearest and dearest.

One family from south Manchester has used their lockdown time together to create an ‘inspirational’ children’s book celebrating their diverse local community.

Sally Penni, and her daughter Maddie, 6, decided to write a book together after the sudden changes to their routine started becoming hard to handle.