Unicorn Crossing by Dana Simpson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Publication Date: March 28th, 2017
Publisher: Andrews McMeel
Recommended Age: 7+
Genres & Themes: Graphic Novel, Halloween, Slice of Life, School, Friendship,
Time flies in this fifth volume of Dana Simpson’s Phoebe and Her Unicorn! Follow the lovable duo as they experience somewhat-spooky Halloween parties, ecstatic snow days, and looming summer reading assignments. Although the journey of growing up can sometimes be difficult, along the way Phoebe and Marigold discover something more enduring than goblin fads, unicorn spa vacations, and even a Spell of Forgetting—their one of a kind friendship.
Phoebe and Marigold are separated for the first time in… never. They’re always together. Perhaps not when Phoebe is in school, but Marigold never deliberately left Phoebe to do an activity without her before, of what I can recall.
But that’s what happens when her sister offers her to go to a unicorn spa in Canada. It was interesting seeing how this affected Phoebe who is so used to her best friend. Though once again, this is a slice of life type of story, therefore multiple small and not always related scenes appear.
Dakota was more present in this volume than in the last two. She and her goblins are getting along well. You’d think someone so vain and quick to judge would discard goblins on principle, but she finds them useful. Plus they treat her like a queen, so it makes sense to see her not complaining.
Phoebe’s main concern, that she expresses in almost every volume, is the fear that she won’t have Marigold when she becomes a teenager, but my question is: will we *see* Phoebe as a teenager someday? She’s only nine of what I gathered, but I oh so wish to see her reaction to high school. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves here.
This should become an animated series. I think it would be mighty successful. Because I mean, unicorn + girl = life.
Follow me on: