Another wonderful book by Dana Simpson about “Phoebe and Her Unicorn” is coming out in a few days, and this book, Unicorn Theater, focuses on Phoebe and Marigold heading to drama camp in the summer. As with all “Phoebe and Her Unicorn” books it is a race to see who will retrieve it first to start reading…This time around I was able to read half of the novel before it made its way into my daughters hands. I was then able to retrieve the book the next day to finish it after which it ended up on my wife’s end table as she took her turn reading it.
Age Range: 7 to 12
Publication Date: 10/23/2018
The second Phoebe and Her Unicorn graphic novel!
Summer is here, and Phoebe and Marigold are headed to drama camp. Phoebe’s expecting some quality time with her best friend, but in a surprise twist, Marigold has invited her sister, Florence Unfortunate Nostrils! While the unicorn sisters head to camp in a magical rainbow pod, Phoebe is stuck riding with her parents in their boring car, wondering where it all went wrong. But at Camp Thespis, there are more daunting tasks at hand: writing, producing, and acting in an entirely original play! The second Phoebe and Her Unicorn graphic novel is a sparkling tale of sisterhood and summer fun, as well as a reminder that sometimes it takes a bit of drama to recognize true friendship.
I have something to say about the “Phoebe and Her Unicorn” and I do not take this lightly when I say this. Peanuts…Calvin and Hobbes…Zits…Phoebe The Unicorn they all are equals to me. I enjoyed this graphic novel form Phoebe and Marigold as they take their talents to drama camp. We also get to meet Marigold’s sister Florence Unfortunate Nostrils and get to learn a lot about friendship and family. What was different about this book was that we get one single story from beginning to end as it is in graphic novel format. This means we really get to get a feel for the characters and how they handle situations, not just a slice of their life from time to time. Not only do we get Florence Unfortunate Nostrils, but Sue, Max, Ringo the Lake Monster and Voltina all make an appearance in the story.
As we went to a party for a 9-year-old girl, my wife was letting some mothers know about the “Phoebe and the Unicorn” series for their daughters, she explained it as “Calvin and Hobbes” for girls. She meant it just like you would expect, one of the largest compliments you could make for the series by using a very fitting comparison that people understand.