I have read a couple of the Phoebe and her Unicorn books before and love them, so I was happy to have the chance to review the latest volume, Unicorn of Many Hats. I did get a free ebook through NetGalley, but then had a few technical issues with downloading galleys onto my iPad, so borrowed this one from the library instead.
Unicorn of Many Hats is the seventh volume of comics featuring Phoebe and her best friend, unicorn Marigold Heavenly Nostrils. The stories are sweet and fun, with a Calvin and Hobbes kind of feel. Marigold Heavenly Nostrils ‘helps’ (mostly) Phoebe navigate a bunch of issues kids are familiar with – like the end of the summer holidays,tricky social and friendship issues at school, and having embarrassing parents. I loved seeing Phoebe’s parents in this volume – I think her dad is really funny. I also really enjoy the way Marigold’s questions show how ridiculous our world can be – poking fun in particular at the internet and technology.
For anyone joining in with the Book Riot Read Harder Challenge in 2018, this one ticks off a couple of prompts:
4. A comic written and drawn by the same person
15. A one sitting book
18. A comic that isn’t published by Marvel, DC, or Image
Unicorn of Many Hats is available now. Phoebe and her Unicorn comics are suitable for kids, from middle grade or even earlier, and I think they are a lot of fun for grown-ups too. It is also worth noting that I don’t think it really matters whether you have read any of the other volumes of this series – I think you could (and should) just pick up any volume and enjoy it.
***Unicorn of Many Hats***
Genre: Comics (All ages)
Source: I received a free ebook through NetGalley, but ended up borrowing this one from my local library.
Read it if you love: Smart, fun, all ages comics
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