Unicorn vs. Goblins
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 ...more
Phoebe is going to music camp, and makes a new friend, Sue, who is… well… kind of weird…
“I’m Sue! I play the clarinet.”
“Phoebe. I play the piano.”
“Oh, good! If you played the clarinet better than me, I might have had to kill you in a jealous rage!”
“I should warn you I’m sort of weird.”
And Marigold makes a new friend, too, Rin ...more
This book is listed for children between 9-12 y.o.
I didn't read the previous books, so I was a little lost at the beginning thinking the Unicorn! was some kind of imaginary friend. But it happens to be her best friend/companion. I'm sure you are wondering: a Unicorn! Well, like the NoticeMeNot (HP) and the Mist (Percy Jackson) , they have...tatatán... the 'Shield of Boringness'(view spoiler)[
Those scary things like starting a new friendship, summer camp, ...more
You know those days where you just want to comfort read? That was me today.
This is the third Phoebe and Her Unicorn book that has had me wondering why a random comic was placed in the middle of a storyline but because I was enjoying myself so much it didn’t really matter.
In this collection Phoebe goes to music camp where she meets her weird bunkmate, Sue, while Marigold meets the lake monster. Marigold gets a letter from her sister, who has a more ‘unfortunate’ middle name than Phoebe. Todd, ...more
On the contrary, Phoebe is nice to one boy because she has a crush on him. She's also rude as heck to a beautiful, popular girl i ...more
But I may not have loved it as much as he did. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a fun book, and full of laughs. But I guess I didn’t think the laughs and insights were consistent. Is it bad that I measure a book of humor by how much I laugh out loud? There are some pretty funny cartoons that are interspersed with some that aren’t so inspired. This might be more suited for spreading out and reading cartoon by cart ...more
In this installment, we see Phoebe go to music camp, we get to meet Marigold's sister, and Dakota has a run-in with some goblins at the local burger joint. I wasn't really a fan of the whole music-camp experience... or, rather, I wasn't a fan of Phoebe's bunkmate. She was supposed to be funny, but I don't find little psychopaths-in-the-making particularly funny. Meeting Marigold's sister, Florence Unfortu ...more
Some do. Also Dakota, camp, bringing Marigold to show-and-tell and suffering the consequences, stealing coffee and its results, Marigold's sister Florence (when asked how she can have a sister when she has no parent, Marigold points out that Phoebe has no sister but still has parents), being accused of stealing a ball, and more, including a number of gag-a-day ones.
This book is filled with hilarity for kids and adults alike. It reads more like a continuous comic strip than a graphic novel and it’s not necessary to read the other v ...more
Read it with your children. Talk to them about some of the scenes and encourage the use ...more
I thought this was an adorable read.
like so many other reviews here, I was a bit lost at first, seeing as this was my very first Phoebe and Unicorn book. However, I quickly figured out what was going on, and found the relatable (to a kid) content matter engaging, fun, and whimsical. I would definitely recommend this middle grade book to any kid who wanted a new book to read.
Also, this is a fun book, but maybe not as fun as the first. Though the music related comics are still hysterical.
Art: 4 stars
Another volume of compiled comic strips about the precocious little girl Phoebe and her magical bff, the unicorn named Marigold Heavenly Nostrils. The goblins enter very late in the book (starting on pg 143) and don't stay long (leaving on pg 153). Not as funny as previous compilations in this series.
I especially liked the scenes ...more
I'm not gonna be because you should just dive in for yourself! There are so many gems of sharpness in these books - they are just such fun to read (even aloud - because that's how this is rolling with kiddo right now).
Phoebe and Marigold are so much fun! And I'm not even saying that because I'm an animal person (which, Marigold would probably take offense at being compared to anyway); they have such wonderful humor and lovely attitudes! So often best friends are shown as being abusive to each other (mostly verbally) and these two don't do that. They speak trut...more
Attempts at doing real work along the way are hardly worth mentioning; the relevant fact is that, from 1998 to 2008, she drew the internet comic strip Ozy and Millie. After winning the Amazon- ...more