Unicorn vs. Goblins by Dana Simpson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Publication Date: February 23rd, 2016
Publisher: Andrews McMeel
Recommended Age: 7+
Genres & Themes: Graphic Novel, Slice of Life, School, Friendship, Summer Camp
Not every kid skips a rock across a pond and winds up with a unicorn best friend, right? The popular friendship of Phoebe and Her Unicorn is back for a third collection of adventures so heavenly they had to be shared.
I believe I’ve said this recently, but I think every kid should read this series. Although it looks ‘‘girly,’’ what I like about it most is its witty dialog and endearing characters.
The beautiful colours and adorable images sure don’t cause any problem either, but I certainly wouldn’t be reading this series for its graphics alone. It would be like reading a novel for the writing and not for anything else. There should be harmony between all the elements… and that’s what we have here!
This is the third book of the Heavenly Nostrils series. It’s summer time and Phoebe and Marigold are both going to camp together. When they get there, they quickly make new friends and start having fun playing music (Phoebe) and spending time with the lake monster (Marigold).
Sadly, camp does not last long. I would say that this volume is a collection of short stories in the life of these two lovely ladies that are in chronological order but do not follow one another necessarily. So although I speak of summer camping, there is more happening that involves Dakota, goblins, Marigold’s sister, …
It’s light, enchanting, surprising—just a really great addition to the Heavenly Nostrils series, which might soon become one of my top 10 graphic novel series for kids.
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