Unicorn Bowling (Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series #9)

Unicorn Bowling (Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series #9)

by Dana Simpson


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781524851323
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publication date: 04/23/2019
Series: Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series , #9
Pages: 178
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)
Lexile: GN500L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

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 husband and her fairly stupid cat.

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Unicorn Bowling (Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series #9) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Jess-at-BookedAllNight 12 months ago
Another great collection from Dana Simpson. Am I biased? Too much of a fan to give an honest review? Possibly. With an always adorable art style and relatable characters harkening back to my childhood favorite, Calvin and Hobbes, Phoebe and Marigold are perfect for readers of all ages. The jokes are hilarious and the lessons are real, even if they are covered in glitter and perfect nostrils. Unicorn Bowling is yet another wonderful collection perfect for reading on a cool Sunday morning.
ColeCampfireBlog More than 1 year ago
Phoebe is a nine year old with a unicorn for a best friend, Marigold. The two have lots of adventures together in this fun young graphic novel, full of clever humor and adorable illustrations. I haven’t read any of the others in the series but decided to give this one a try. I would absolutely recommend this for younger readers in love with unicorns! There are several pages with more advanced wording or phrases but the definitions are included in the back. I found it a great way to introduce some new concepts to younger readers. If I was a young reader I would have wanted to read all of these! Heck, I still might!
Gorelenore More than 1 year ago
Phoebe and Marigold are back! I love this series, readers have heard me swoon about these books before. This is #9 in the series and they are all fun and the stories and jokes are common ones even though there are mythical creatures involved. I love that this series has stayed so entertaining all the way through, the jokes still make me laugh and I am still loving the characters. In this installment like many of the others, it is a compilation of a bunch of short comic strips. The strips range in topics and we see Phoebe's and Marigold's relationship in all its finest times. I love how much they appreciate each other and support one another and their weirdness. It was a wonderful read and if you have liked the others, you will like this one too.
SchizanthusNerd More than 1 year ago
Last time we saw them, Phoebe, Sue (Phoebe’s friend from camp), Max (Phoebe’s adorably nerdy friend) and their respective magical friends (Marigold, Ringo and Voltina) plus Marigold’s sister, Florence, were heading home from drama camp. I’ve loved the two graphic novels. Now we’re back for another collection. I learned that unicorn hiccups sparkle (of course they do!) and Marigold discovered the marvel that is bubble wrap. Phoebe’s father partook in some nostalgia and in the process made me feel really old because I remember those days too! Claustrophoebea and Pointyhead were back! Phoebe doesn’t think she’s being assigned enough homework so Marigold provides some for her. Phoebe also nerds out about getting to make a diorama for school. Phoebe and Marigold get somewhat serious when they discuss the meaning of life and Marigold regales Phoebe with multiple unicorn legends, some more recent than others. Dakota uses her vlog to bully Phoebe. Marigold invites Phoebe to unicorn camp. Phoebe’s friend from camp, Sue, also attends but Ringo the lake monster is absent. While I was glad Max had a birthday party in this collection, I was sad his only guests appeared to be Phoebe and Marigold. Where was Voltina? She seems to only exist in the graphic novels. Also absent were the goblins who hang out with Dakota and some of Dakota’s personality. Thank you to NetGalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing for the opportunity to read this collection. I’m rounding up from 3.5 stars.