Dana Claire Simpson grew up in Gig Harbor, Washington, drawing the entire time. She eventually graduated from The Evergreen State College, despite having spent all her time drawing, and not always for credit. From 1998 to 2008, she drew the internet comic strip Ozy and Millie. After winning the Amazon-sponsored Comic Strip Superstar Contest in 2009, Andrews McMeel Syndication signed her to a development deal for Heavenly Nostrils, which was later renamed Phoebe and Her Unicorn. She currently lives in Santa Barbara, California, with her tech genius spouse and her fairly stupid cat. --Este texto se refiere a una edición agotada o no disponible de este título.. A unicorn in bowling shoes is quite a STRIKE-ing sight. But for nine-year-old Phoebe Howell, it’s just another fun outing with her best friend, the illustrious unicorn Marigold Heavenly Nostrils. This unique and magical friendship is at the heart of the ninth Phoebe and Her Unicorn collection, which includes adventures such as writing original songs, publishing rival news websites, and making a summer visit to the exclusive Camp Shimmerhorn. Life with a unicorn BFF is not without its challenges, however, and whether it’s homework, friction with classmates, or talent show jitters, Unicorn Bowling is full of amusing, heartwarming reminders that when the going gets tough, the tough get sparkling.
Thoroughly enjoyed My granddaughter has laughed and thoroughly enjoyed this book and the previous books in this series. She is waiting patiently for the next which I believe is due out in November.
Better as a comic The return to the one-page joke comic format (as opposed to the “graphic novel” overarching story format of the last volume) is a welcome change. The writing is funnier and sharper in short format without losing any of its inherent charm and sweetness.
Great for 7-9 year olds My 7 year old absolutely loves this series. Her vocabulary has expanded and it has increased her love of reading. We read it together and afterwards, I hear her reading it out aloud. She has even begun her own graphic novel!
Good series Good book kids love the series.
Heavenly! This is one of our favourite series’ and as usual this book did not diss ap-point! (Get it?)
Great book Funny book read the series with my daughter every night. She loves it 6yrs old
My daughter loves it Can't wait for the next book
Awesome Loved, waiting on number 10 to be released. Perfect for your 8 year old, mine is obsessed.
Yess Phoebe and her unicorn strikes again. I have read these books since I was eight, I finished the first one in roughly two days and continued to download the newest books. I am the bookworm of my class and family, however, this graphic novel was easy-to-read and shorter. it's for all reading levels and for any age from 7-12 years. The humor is vague and sarcastic enough so that the humor was not aimed at a specific age group. I loved that about the book, I'm eleven and STILL reading them! Now, there's the storyline. (First of all, FYI, you probably should read the first book to understand all the drama and humor.) Phoebe slowly ends school, Marigold wants someone to splendor her GLORY✨✨✨✨, Phoebe contemplates why Dakota hates her, Marigold looks great in a bathing suit, nothing not worth reading.😏. The main idea though, is that this summer they are going to summer camp.....FOR UNICORNS! Phoebe struggles to shake the 'human' stereotypes she faces alongside her (human, mind you) friend Sue. Sue is an odd character, when you first see her several books before this she is a morbid social outcast, who befriends phoebe since she also has a magical friend up her sleeve. I at first didn't think she would play into the storyline well, turns out her dark comic relief sent me laughing hard. Phoebe's relatable attitude and life makes me really feel the book, and Marigold wouldn't be Marigold without narcissism. Every character that adds to this short, heart-warming comic strip makes it funnier and more realistic. The drawings are clear and cute, you can easily see the dialogue and characters change with Dana Simpson's illustrations. Also, I know this is getting long, but I feel like this was something I should. "I was worried we were enforcing gender stereotypes"- Phoebe. That line was near the end of the book and, for some in-explainable reason, made me want to point it out. I wouldn't say Phoebe and her unicorn shows girly-girl characters, not that other books do! But when I see girl power groups or the term "--like a girl!" I just feel confused, what are girls? how do you measure exactly how a girl would respond? This small comic strip showed me, along with Harry potter , that you shouldn't put an idea of girls acting one way, because they are all so different. Some books and movies, still now, only have girls for attractive master pieces of angry antagonists, then we have a girl like Phoebe who we have a closer look at, she is messy, she is complicated, she isn't always the cool, collected chic the world wants to see. She is real. That's one of the main reasons I love this comic, it shows can have different personality traits than the over-used ones. Even though a unicorn constantly is the punch line, it's for any and every type of person. Overall, this is an amazing novel. I recommend this to anyone who wants a funny, light-hearted story, or as others are calling it, Calvin and Hobbes for girls ( which sounds accurate, but I don't agree that girls can't relate to boy-centered comics). Five stars! Pls read.
Great comic for the kids...do yourself a favor and check out Phoebe! I bought each of these in the series as they come out...as soon as they are announced, I order the next for my 3 pre-teen daughters. They each love the story and the characters and have understood the humor and intelligent ideas presented. A positive-focused true comic strip in the vein of the great comics that told stories...this book will be a hit with your kids!
Rating : 3.1 of 409 Reviewers