Book Reviews

Book Review: “Unicorn On A Roll” by Dana Simpson

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Genre: Middle Grade, Graphic Novel
Series: Phoebe and Her Unicorn #2
Rating: 4 out of 5
Recommend to Others?: Yes


ABOUT: Been to school and paid my dues
Feel like I’ve gone and lost my clues
Unenthused and all confused
What have I really got to lose?

My unicorn’s my newest muse
She taught me now to lose my blues
From her I’ll chose to take my cues
And take a snooze without my shoes

What’s more magical than a unicorn on roller skates? Phoebe and Marigold Heavenly Nostril’s friendship! They’re on a roll in this second adventure as they share their finest finery, their most secret secrets, and their most magical mysteries.


My Review:
I honestly picked up this book because it had a unicorn on it. Unicorns as characters in fiction are always amazing – and Phoebe’s best friend and unicorn, Marigold Heavenly Nostril, certain is an amazing character. Phoebe is amazing. Their friendship is amazing! The two friends really compliment each other and I did laugh out loud a lot at some of their shenanigans and the dialogue between characters.

There’s no real story. It’s a slice-of-life comedy compacted into several mini stories that take place over the course of a year. The benefit of this form of storytelling is you can just relax and live in the moment with the characters. Dana Simpson does a good job bringing presence into the story.

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