Phoebe and Her Unicorn is the most stunning unicorn feature around! With over 2 million copies sold in the series, and a new animated series with Nickelodeon forthcoming, Phoebe and Her Unicorn will delight middle grade readers and unicorn lovers of all ages.
Phoebe Howell and her best friend, the dazzling unicorn Marigold Heavenly Nostrils, have all kinds of exciting things planned for the summer. Their adventures include constructing a secret clubhouse with Phoebe's friend Max (enlisting the help of some magic pixies along the way) and preparing for a trip to Marigold's unicorn family reunion. Along the way, readers will meet all kinds of new characters, learn what magic spells are best avoided, and have all kinds of sparkling unicorn fun.
Gr 3-7--Phoebe and Marigold's friendship is sparklier than ever, though Marigold's sparkling family may have something to do with that. Across the mini-plots that occur through this latest set of four-panel punchlines, the two friends engage in the sort of gentle ribbing that is only possible over time. Establishing a clubhouse, doodling on class work, and reacting to internet opinions are all fodder for the pair's sharp wits and Marigold's magic powers. In the end, each topic circles back to the differences between humans and unicorns, which always leads to either a humorous or thoughtful reflection. Readers may find themselves looking for more information about computer pioneer Grace Hopper and U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes afterward. A glossary in the back provides definitions for potentially unfamiliar vocabulary. VERDICT The series's central duo continue to share laughter, heartwarming friendship, and plenty new ideas for readers to think about. Best for familiar readers.Copyright 2022 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.