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Review of the Week: Phoebe and Her Unicorn on BoingBoing

Feb 27, 2015
Phoebe Sarcasm Practice

This week, we're sharing a stellar review of Phoebe and Her Unicorn from Cory Doctorow of BoingBoing!

He writes:

"We almost didn't read Phoebe and Her Unicorn; it sat on my daughter's shelf for months, untouched, because it looked like something pink and princess-y, and that's not really her thing. But the kid got it down and started reading it to herself -- really reading it to herself, as in, we'd have to take it away from her when it was time to get ready for school. My wife glanced at it, and asked if I'd ever really looked at it: "It's really funny!"

So that night, I started reading it to Poesy at bedtime. Even though she'd already read halfway through, she was very happy to have me re-read those early strips to her. And I was even more glad to do it. I quickly discovered that Dana Simpson was doing somethingwonderful with Heavenly Nostrils: telling a hilarious, sweet, and unsentimental story about a kid and her imaginary friend ripped straight from the Bill Watterson/Calvin and Hobbes playbook, but with new, lateral moves that are strictly her own."

Read the rest of his review (and thoughts on the next book, Unicorn On a Roll (May 2015)) here: "Heavenly Nostrils: If Hobbes was a snarky unicorn and Calvin was an awesome little girl."


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