Phoebe and Her Unicorn by Dana Simpson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Publication Date: September 2nd, 2014
Publisher: Andrews McMeel
Recommended Age: 7+
Genres & Themes: Graphic Novel, Magic, Slice of Life, School, Friendship
This beautifully drawn strip follows the unlikely friendship between a somewhat awkward girl and the unicorn who gradually shows her just how special she really is. Through hilarious adventures where Phoebe gets to bask in Marigold’s “awesomeness,” the friends also come to acknowledge that they had been lonely before they met and truly appreciate the bond they now share.
A little girl saves a unicorn’s life and the unicorn grants her a wish. So what does the little girl wish for? For the unicorn to become her best friend.
I want a unicorn too. It’s doesn’t even have to be a unicorn, as long as it’s magical and friendly. Lucky Phoebe. She gets to ride a unicorn named Marigold Heavenly Nostrils to school and do slumber parties with her.
Alright, jealousy aside, I quite enjoyed following the slice-of-life adventures of these two enchanting beings. Both found a companion in one another.
Phoebe needs a friend, and Marigold needs someone to remind her there are more precious things in life than one’s appearance. Who knew unicorns were so obsessed by their own beauty ha ha.
The graphics are cute, but the dialog will always win. Phoebe and Marigold are both witty and fun. Neither can stay away from shenanigans.
I sincerely recommend this graphic novel series to kids, especially reluctant readers.
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