Feb 18, 2016

Early Reader Reivew: Univcorn vs. Goblins by Dana Simpson

Source:From Netgalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing in exchange for an honest review. Receiving this book in no way alters my opinion or review.
Unicorn vs. Goblins (Heavenly Nostrils, #3)Unicorn vs. Goblins by Dana Simpson
Series:Heavenly Nostrils #3
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publication Date:  February 23, 2016


Format: ebook



Goodreads Synopsis: 
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.

School’s out! That means no more teachers, no more books, and lots of time to compliment Marigold Heavenly Nostrils on her good looks. In this third volume, Phoebe and her obligational best friend, Marigold, learn that summer still has plenty of surprises for the both of them. All of our old friends are back—Phoebe’s part-time “frenemy” Dakota, upon whom Marigold has bestowed sentient hair, Phoebe’s goofy parents, and even Lord Splendid Humility (but please, ignore his magnificence if you can)! Have fun as Phoebe and Marigold continue the “Phoebegold Detective Agency,” spend a week at Wolfgang Music Camp, and find themselves in more misadventures, thanks to Marigold’s enchanted sparkles! Along the way, Phoebe makes some new friends, such as Sue—her unique clarinet-playing bunkmate, Florence Unfortunate Nostrils, Marigold’s estranged sister, and Camp Wolfgang’s lake monster who enjoys tacos and Wi-Fi. When school resumes, read along as Phoebe enjoys (or suffers from) a brief case of popularity, mentally catalogs her grievances against dodge ball, and, with Marigold’s help, rescues Dakota and her hair from the queen of the goblins. Through these wacky adventures, Phoebe and Marigold learn that their friendship is the second most magical thing of all, after Marigold’s beauty, of course.

Includes an introduction by Cory Doctorow and his daughter Poesy.
I have not read the first two graphic novels in this series but this one was fun to read anyway. Phoebe is a little girl who has a unicorn friend and they get into all sorts of weird conversations and shenanigans.  I found this graphic novel surprisingly funny as an adult reader and think that both kids and parents will enjoy reading it. Some of the jokes are out in the open while others are more subtle, but that is what this really is - shorts each one ending in a cute punchline. 

The unicorn, Marigold is hilariously conceited and open about it and that makes for even funnier exchanges between her and Phoebe. 

This was a very enjoyable short quick read. 

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