Phoebe and Her Unicorn in the Magic Storm by Dana Simpson

Phoebe and Her Unicorn in the Magic Storm by Dana SimpsonPhoebe and Her Unicorn in the Magic Storm (Heavenly Nostrils, #6) by Dana Simpson
Published by Andrews McMeel Publishing on October 17th 2017
Genres: Children's Books
Pages: 160
Format: Ebook
Source: Netgalley ARC
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4 Stars

The first Phoebe and Her Unicorn graphic novel!

Phoebe and Marigold decide to investigate a powerful storm that is wreaking havoc with the electricity in their town. The adults think it’s just winter weather, but Phoebe and Marigold soon discover that all is not what it seems to be, and that the storm may have a magical cause. To solve the case, they team up with Max, who is desperate for the electricity to return so he can play video games, and frenemy Dakota, who is aided by her goblin minions. Together, they must get to the bottom of the mystery and save the town from the magic storm.

Reading Challenges:
Good Reads Reading Challenge 2017
Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge 2017
Read Harder Reading Challenge 2017 (6. Read an all ages comic, 15. Read a YA or middle-grade novel by an author who identifies as LGBTQ+)

I’ve said it before and I will say it again….I want a unicorn, especially one like Marigold! Another delightful addition to Dana Simpson’s Phoebe and Her Unicorn series. I still haven’t had time to read books 1-4 but they are definitely something I would like to get around to, as I just adore these two!

In this installation, Phoebe gets to leave school early due to an ice-storm brewing within the town, but Marigold is suspicious of the storm as she can’t seem to sense any magic in the air. As Phoebe and Marigold investigate this strange phenomenon, they also team up with the less-mean Dakota and her gremlins and Phoebe’s electricity loving friend, Max.

I really enjoyed my time spent with Phoebe and Marigold and it was nice to see Phoebe and Dakota getting along! Dakota can be so mean! Also, I loved the diversity portrayed by Max’s parents! What a nice surprise! I assume this might rub some parents the wrong way as it is a sensitive issue but I really didn’t mind….To be honest it’s an issue I have been thinking about a lot recently, as for my reading challenges I have been challenged to read some books from the LGBT+ community. I must say my mind is more open and diverse due to these challenges, as equality is something I support and don’t have any problems with! Our children’s generations are going to have some parents of the same sex, so it’s great these prompts are there to get children thinking, asking questions and being informed to also have an open mind about others who are different. Well done Dana Simpson and hope everyone else enjoys this read as much as I did! BLART!

*Thank-you Dana Simpson, Netgalley & Andrews McMeel Publishing for the ARC.

About Dana Simpson

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.

Attempts at doing real work along the way are hardly worth mentioning; the relevant fact is that, 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 husband and her fairly stupid cat.

2017 Reading Challenges

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Oldie but a Goodie

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Read Harder

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