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Styling Librarian Saturday Book Share Unicorn on a Roll

”Pull up a chair, it’s a Saturday Book Share”.

Here’s to celebrating books that strike my fancy every week!

Unicorn on a Roll – Another Phoebe and Her Unicorn Adventure by Dana Simpson – Graphic Novel – 4th grade and up

I never thought I’d read about a unicorn singing I am the very model of a modern major general in unicorn words- “I am the very model of a modern magic unicorn, I’ve information, magic and I never wear a uniform…”
I chuckled my way through this graphic novel which had a mix of short comics, continuing stories and also hilarious pages. Reminded me of Calvin and Hobbes… quite a bit. I loved Phoebe and her parents and enjoyed her relationship with her unicorn. She also develops a friendship with someone who was introduced originally as a bully. Really interesting to see her growth and humor combined. Fantastic graphic novel, know that so many kids will enjoy this book. I have a feeling that many boys will not pick this book up- it does have pink and silver sparkly letters on the front cover and a main character that’s a girl but honestly? It can be enjoyed by all…

Goodreads Summary: “The magical friendship of Phoebe and her best friend, unicorn Marigold Heavenly Nostrils, is back in this second adventure of a girl and her mythical creature!
One year has passed since Phoebe skipped a rock across a pond, accidentally hit a unicorn in the face, and was granted a single wish—which she used to make the unicorn, Marigold Heavenly Nostrils, her obligational best friend. In some ways, not much has changed. At school Phoebe still clashes with her rival–and sometimes “frenemy”–he ever-taunting and imperious Dakota. Outside of school, she still fills her free time with extra-credit homework assignments, dramatic monologues about the injustices associated with school cliques, and imaginative conspiracy theories regarding global forces like the “powerful construction paper lobby.” But unlike before, Phoebe now has a best friend to share it with—someone to make her laugh and to listen to all her extravagant ideas.
In this second volume of Heavenly Nostrils, titled, Unicorn on a Roll, the reader is invited on a journey into the lives of Phoebe and Marigold as they navigate the difficulties of grade school, celebrate the winter holidays, and explore their super hero/super villain personas together. Join in the fun, as Phoebe competes against Dakota for the leading role of “Lisa Ladybug” in their fourth-grade play—or as she struggles to “manage” the PR debacle related to her nose-picking-scandal. (“I will neither confirm nor deny the events surrounding Boogergate.”) Witness a band of unicorns staging an “intervention” and learn all the details of Marigold’s secret crush on a mysterious creature she has never seen. Perhaps most important, watch as this surprising friendship between a charming, nine-year-old dreamer and a vain, mythical beast forever changes both of them for the better.”

About Pull up a chair, it’s a Saturday Book Share: I’ve had many books I review that I just want to feature. Simple and easy, celebrate a new book encounter. So that’s what Saturday Book Share is about for me, celebrating books! Perhaps some days I’ll share the book with a short reading of a portion. Or perhaps other days I’ll just share a glimpse of the book.

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© 2013 by Debbie Alvarez of The Styling Librarian. All rights reserved. You can also follow me @stylinlibrarian or at my Styling Librarian Page on Facebook.

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