Genre: Middle Grade, GraphicNovel
Pages: 178 pages
Published Date: March 20, 2018
Publisher: Andrews McMell Publishing
Series: Phoebe and Her Unicorn Adventure
Rating: 5 out of 5
DISCLAIMER: I received an advance copy of Unicorn of Many Hats from the publisher through NetGalley for the purposes of writing a review.
In Dana Simpson’s latest Phoebe and Her Unicorn Adventure, Phoebe (along with her unicorn, Marigold Heavenly Nostrils) is trying to navigate the fourth grade world. Summer vacation is coming to an end and school is starting. Phoebe has a new teachers. She is trying to make friends with Dakota – someone she does not like. She is trying to get the older kids (fifth graders) to notice how cool she is. All of this is hard when you have a unicorn that only thinks of herself and how “distractingly beautiful” she is.
My daughter was very excited to get this new book since she loved all the previous adventures. She has read this book three times so far (and we have had it for a day). She and I laughed throughout the book. She and I keep going back to certain parts of the book and reread them out loud to others in our family. Dana Simpson captured the life of a fourth grader perfectly. Although Phoebe wants to fit in, the book stays true to the series – being yourself.
Not only is the story entertaining, but the illustrations in the book are amazing. I love the bright colors and Marigold’s house is someplace I want to live – oh yeah, we finally get to see Marigold’s house. And I would love to have her piece of furniture made of “beautiful, half-forgotten visions of a better world”.
I would defiantly recommend this book and the complete series to both kids and parents. The humor that helps move the book along is not lost with kids. Parents will enjoy Phoebe as well as her unicorn’s unbridled vanity.