Phoebe and Her Unicorn

By Dana Simpson

Marigold Heavenly Nostrils. Isn’t that a strange name? Phoebe was out skipping rocks on a pond when she met this “Marigold Heavenly Nostrils.” When she skipped the rock, it hit a unicorn. The unicorn’s name was MARIGOLD HEAVENLY NOSTRILS! (Though she just went by Marigold.)

It turns out Marigold had been “trapped” by her own reflection and granted Phoebe one wish. At first, she wished for crazy things like super powers and a million dollars. But then she wished for something simpler – to become Marigold’s best friend, though the unicorn would rather have given her superpowers. 

However, being best friends with a unicorn isn’t all that it seems. Unicorns have something called “the shield of boringness” that makes any human that sees her instantly bored. It didn’t work on Phoebe because she was granted a wish by the unicorn, and she couldn’t exactly be bored by her best friend. And so, when Phoebe introduced her unicorn to her parents, they weren’t amazed at all. They acted like it was just a part of Phoebe’s everyday life to see a unicorn.

And then, Phoebe went to her arch-enemy Dakota’s house. There, she introduced her unicorn in order to try to get back her elephant pen-topper that Dakota had stolen. Unfortunately, it didn’t work because of “the shield of boringness.” Then, Marigold lifted “the shield of boringness,” and Dakota tried to steal Marigold as her best friend (and not Phoebe’s). However, Marigold wouldn’t, and tried to settle the argument with the eraser. She took off Dakota’s “topper.” As it turned out, Marigold’s idea of “topper” was HAIR! So, then took away all of Dakota’s hair!!

Will Dakota ever be able to forgive Phoebe for this incident? Or will they have a big war on their hands between Phoebe and her arch-nemesis, Dakota? As I always say, read the book to find out!

A few helpful things I like to say about the books I read:

“Run and Get Mom” (how I describe the scariness factor – zero being not scary at all and five being majorly scary):0

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“Yucky-Lovey Stuff” (how I describe the romance factor – zero having no yucky-lovey parts in it and five having major yucky-lovey parts):0


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I give this book 4 ½ wands

All in all, this was a great graphic novel. It was funny and it was just silly little stories all put together. My favorite type!