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By Oxford Owl, posted on 7th June 2022

Book of the Month: The Marvellous Doctors for Magical Creatures

The Marvellous Doctors for Magical Creatures

Written by Jodie Lancet-Grant with pictures by Lydia Corry

Age 2+

There’s more than one way to be a unicorn!

In a wonderful new picture book from the talented team behind The Pirate Mums, meet Ava and her dads – the only people to see if you’re a magical creature who’s feeling poorly.

Their latest patient is Glitterbug the unicorn – a unicorn who’s not like all the other unicorns. They love dancing and planning parties, but she would much rather be frolicking in the mud. When she arrives with a terrible tummy ache, the marvellous doctors are mystified as to what’s causing it. Can Ava help her dads find the answer?

This inclusive picture book celebrates kindness, individuality and being true to yourself, helping young children understand that being different is what makes you special.


Win The Marvellous Doctors for Magical Creatures

For your chance to win one of three copies of The Marvellous Doctors for Magical Creatures, we want your child to have a go at being a magical doctor, just like Ava’s dads! Comment on the competition post on the Oxford Owl Facebook page with your child’s magical cure for Glitterbug the unicorn’s terrible tummy ache. We can’t wait to hear what they come up with!

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UK residents only. Entry closes at 11.59pm on Sunday 26th June 2022. Terms and Conditions apply (PDF).


About the book

The Marvellous Doctors for Magical Creatures

Whilst most unicorns like sunshine and sparkles, Glitterbug the unicorn enjoys moody skies and storms. Ava’s doctor dads can’t work out what is giving Glitterbug a tummy ache, so she decides to investigate. An inclusive picture book celebrating kindness, friendship and being true to yourself.

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About the Author and Illustrator


Jodie Lancet-Grant is a Communications Director at Pan Macmillan, a publisher of non-fiction books for adults. When Jodie’s twin daughters were three, they started noticing that their family, with two mums, was different from other people’s. Jodie decided to write her first picture book, The Pirate Mums, so that her daughters could see families like theirs in books.


Lydia Corry studied painting at the Royal College of Art. Her first book, Eight Princesses and a Magic Mirror by Natasha Farrant, was nominated for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2021. She has illustrated several picture books.