Unicorn Theater (Heavenly Nostrils, #8)
New York Times Bestselling Author! The second Phoebe and Her Unicorn graphic novel! Summer is here, and Phoebe and Marigold are headed to drama camp. Phoebe's expecting some quality time with her best friend, but in a surprise twist, Marigold has invited her sister, Florence Unfortunate Nostrils! While the unicorn sisters head to camp in a magical rainbow pod, Phoebe is stuck riding with her parents in their boring car, wondering where it all went wrong. But at Camp Thespis, there are more daunting tasks at hand: writing, producing, and acting in an entirely original play! The second Phoebe and Her Unicorn graphic novel is a sparkling tale of sisterhood and summer fun, as well as a reminder that sometimes it takes a bit of drama to recognize true friendship.

Unicorn Theater (Heavenly Nostrils, #8) Details

TitleUnicorn Theater (Heavenly Nostrils, #8)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseOct 23rd, 2018
PublisherAndrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN-139781449489816
Rating
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Fantasy, Comics, Childrens, Middle Grade, Humor, Unicorns

Unicorn Theater (Heavenly Nostrils, #8) Review

  • destiny ♎ [howling libraries]
    January 1, 1970
    If you've seen my other Phoebe reviews, you'll know that I thought the original comics were cute, but I didn't like the last "graphic novel" (as in, one consecutive plot from start to finish, instead of a bunch of one-shot comic strips) very much. I'm pleased to report that this one was much better! You can tell that Simpson has really grown more accustomed to this style with the longer-running storyline, and it was really cute. I'd definitely recommend this for any young kids.Thank you so much If you've seen my other Phoebe reviews, you'll know that I thought the original comics were cute, but I didn't like the last "graphic novel" (as in, one consecutive plot from start to finish, instead of a bunch of one-shot comic strips) very much. I'm pleased to report that this one was much better! You can tell that Simpson has really grown more accustomed to this style with the longer-running storyline, and it was really cute. I'd definitely recommend this for any young kids.Thank you so much to the publisher for providing me with this ARC in exchange for an honest review!
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  • Mitticus
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 script starsAgain summer has come and vacations in the world of Phoebe and her friend Marigold the Unicorn. This is a series with a lot of fantasy and imagination, where one could say that those imaginary friends that many had as children here are diverse beings that coexist daily with parents, school tasks as well as games, internet and friendships. In this story, we return again to a single linear story, unlike the presentation form of comic strips of other deliveries.Phoebe goes to a dram 3.5 script starsAgain summer has come and vacations in the world of Phoebe and her friend Marigold the Unicorn. This is a series with a lot of fantasy and imagination, where one could say that those imaginary friends that many had as children here are diverse beings that coexist daily with parents, school tasks as well as games, internet and friendships. In this story, we return again to a single linear story, unlike the presentation form of comic strips of other deliveries.Phoebe goes to a drama summer camp and has made plans with Sue, her friend from the musical camp by the lake, in fact, Marigold is looking forward to the occasion, but Marigold seems to be more concerned and anxious about the arrival of his sister Florence and spending time with her. With this way of traveling, the Unicorns now made me wondering after really Otherworldly origin! heh.Yep. Well, our litle Phoebe seems to been in the border of teens in some vignettes and the green monster is out . (view spoiler)[And is not Ringo.(I really need a friend like that) (hide spoiler)]Is a fluffly, and easy going tale about friendship , sisters, and maybe not be selfish?+The Art is clean and simple.*One thing I really miss: her love for books and reading.*I like the final part of the book that teach how to draw the characters. +Digital arc gently provided by Netgalley and publishers. The thoughts are all mine, bad grammar included+
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  • Hebah
    January 1, 1970
    I can always count on Phoebe and her Unicorn adventures to make me chuckle, but this installment had an extra side of emotional resonance.For most of the story arcs of Phoebe and her Unicorn, it's been primarily, well, Phoebe and Marigold. While they have a colorful supporting cast of nerdy parents, friends and frenemies, and an assortment of other magical creatures, nothing has really come between or threatened to come between the two best friends. Until now. And who might come between a girl a I can always count on Phoebe and her Unicorn adventures to make me chuckle, but this installment had an extra side of emotional resonance.For most of the story arcs of Phoebe and her Unicorn, it's been primarily, well, Phoebe and Marigold. While they have a colorful supporting cast of nerdy parents, friends and frenemies, and an assortment of other magical creatures, nothing has really come between or threatened to come between the two best friends. Until now. And who might come between a girl and her unicorn? A unicorn's sister. Readers will be able to identify with Phoebe's hurt that her bestie might have moved onto someone else, even knowing logically that a sister is a strong relationship too. The result of the conflict and its resolution is a strangely poignant and quirky denouement, keeping well in tone to the wit and humor of the series.For all that the story hits some sad emotional beats, though, it also has many of the hilarious moments that fans have come to expect, like Florence Unfortunate Nostrils' delight at no longer having spiders come out of her nose when she sneezes (creating some hilarious moments when she meets new people), or the delightful social awkwardness of Phoebe's friends Sue and Max, or the play they have to produce by the end of drama camp. Some of the magical creatures of previous installments return too, resulting in some of the most entertaining dialogue-less panels.This installment doesn't come out until October (thanks for the ARC, Andrews McMeel and Netgalley!), which means if you haven't been following the adventures of Phoebe and Marigold Heavenly Nostrils, you have time to get caught up!
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  • Kyra Leseberg (Roots & Reads)
    January 1, 1970
    Phoebe and Marigold are back and headed to drama camp!Marigold always attends camp with Phoebe but this year she has invited her sister, Florence Unfortunate Nostrils, to go with them.Phoebe tries to shake off feeling ignored by working with her summer camp pal Sue writing, producing, and acting in a play at Camp Thespis. Jealous that Marigold's time and attention are fixed on her sister, Phoebe and Marigold's friendship is put to the test. Later, Phoebe realizes that Marigold is trying to fix a Phoebe and Marigold are back and headed to drama camp!Marigold always attends camp with Phoebe but this year she has invited her sister, Florence Unfortunate Nostrils, to go with them.Phoebe tries to shake off feeling ignored by working with her summer camp pal Sue writing, producing, and acting in a play at Camp Thespis. Jealous that Marigold's time and attention are fixed on her sister, Phoebe and Marigold's friendship is put to the test. Later, Phoebe realizes that Marigold is trying to fix a previous problem she had with her sister and that it's all because she has grown and matured through her friendship with Phoebe. Overall it's a wonderful tale of sisterhood/friendship!While previous graphic novels in this series have been collections of 4-panel comics with witty one-liner wise cracks, this is a single story arc of summer camp and friendship. Most of the characters introduced previously return and they are still full of the oddball personality and whimsy longtime readers have come to know and love!This is a wonderful series for both young and older readers (my daughter and I love to read this series together!) because it contains important lessons told with humor and Simpson often throws in a joke or reference that adults will enjoy and relate to. The illustrations are the bright, signature style that I've come to recognize and adore!Many thanks to Andrews McMeel Publishing and NetGalley for providing an ARC for review purposes. Unicorn Theater is scheduled for release on October 23, 2018.
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  • Darla
    January 1, 1970
    I absolutely adore Phoebe and her unicorn and am thrilled there is another installment about to be published. In this addition to the series we see Phoebe heading to drama camp and her disappointment when Marigold's sister decides to join them as it takes away from the time Phoebe gets to spend with her best friend. Still, Marigold and her sister need time to reconcile a past hurt and when all is said and done the reader learns some important lessons about being a good sister and a good friend. I absolutely adore Phoebe and her unicorn and am thrilled there is another installment about to be published. In this addition to the series we see Phoebe heading to drama camp and her disappointment when Marigold's sister decides to join them as it takes away from the time Phoebe gets to spend with her best friend. Still, Marigold and her sister need time to reconcile a past hurt and when all is said and done the reader learns some important lessons about being a good sister and a good friend. Plus we get a front row seat to Phoebe and Sue's goofy play. Great fun!
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  • Sass
    January 1, 1970
    I haven't read The Magic Storm, so some of the continuity went over my head (the regular comics stand fairly well alone, the graphic novels less so), but Phoebe and Marigold continue to be charming.
  • Jean Huber
    January 1, 1970
    Maybe it’s the weather. Maybe it is the world we live in today. I have just needed some great graphic novels in my life lately, and Dana Simpson never disappoints when she comes out with a new Phoebe and Her Unicorn Book! This month on October 23rd Phoebe returns with Marigold and all of her Heavenly Nostrils glory! This time though they are heading off to drama camp and they aren’t going alone. Marigold’s sister Florence Unfortunate Nostrils will be joining them. From the start Phoebe can tell Maybe it’s the weather. Maybe it is the world we live in today. I have just needed some great graphic novels in my life lately, and Dana Simpson never disappoints when she comes out with a new Phoebe and Her Unicorn Book! This month on October 23rd Phoebe returns with Marigold and all of her Heavenly Nostrils glory! This time though they are heading off to drama camp and they aren’t going alone. Marigold’s sister Florence Unfortunate Nostrils will be joining them. From the start Phoebe can tell that Marigold is distracted by Florence’s presence, and it upsets her greatly that her best friend didn’t have the same ideas for spending time together at camp. Luckily Phoebe has her friends Sue and Max at camp to help here navigate writing and preforming a play even when her best friend isn’t as attentive or empathetic as Phoebe needs her to be. Eventually the jealousy that Phoebe feels towards Florence can’t be contained anymore and things are worked out in a way that they can only be worked out between a little girl, two unicorns, and her two human friends in the middle of a drama camp!This book was super cute, fun, and with a great lesson about navigating the complexities of friendships tied in. I loved the illustrations and humor as always with this series and appreciate the extra drawing the characters from the story tutorial in the back of the book. My daughters always love this part of drawing their favorite characters from the books. This was another great addition to the series and has both my daughters and myself excited to read what comes next for both Phoebe and Marigold!
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  • Jennifer Green
    January 1, 1970
    I was provided a free copy via NetGalley for an honest review ....This book felt really short, but it actually wasn't. Maybe it's because of how much I enjoyed it and thus burned through it. Like all of the Phoebe and her Unicorn series, this was well illustrated and the characters remain true to themselves. Phoebe and Marigold have come a long way, but they still maintain their original voices and personalities.What I loved about this volume is that it presented a single story arc and didn't re I was provided a free copy via NetGalley for an honest review ....This book felt really short, but it actually wasn't. Maybe it's because of how much I enjoyed it and thus burned through it. Like all of the Phoebe and her Unicorn series, this was well illustrated and the characters remain true to themselves. Phoebe and Marigold have come a long way, but they still maintain their original voices and personalities.What I loved about this volume is that it presented a single story arc and didn't really deviate from it. This was more of a graphic novel than most of the other 7 volumes. At the same time, I think this is what made the book seem so short. When the previous volumes told the story with a series of shorter bursts of comics, tied together, it felt like there was more meat. It's also another summer volume where we get all of the campers and their respective creatures. Just missed Dakota and her goblin. A lot, because Dakota is just so mean.All in all, I'll be buying this one when it's released for my kids to read. And so that we have it as part of our ongoing collection. Yay!
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  • Ryan
    January 1, 1970
    Phoebe and her unicorn are back, but this time not everything is heavenly. Marigold has a sister named Florence and her long visit makes Phoebe feel left out. Surely things will get better at camp, but this year camp will be different because camp is not for music, but for drama. And boy will there be drama. I love the story of this book. It's about friends having differences and being okay with those differences. Being okay that two friends do not have to spend every waking moment with each oth Phoebe and her unicorn are back, but this time not everything is heavenly. Marigold has a sister named Florence and her long visit makes Phoebe feel left out. Surely things will get better at camp, but this year camp will be different because camp is not for music, but for drama. And boy will there be drama. I love the story of this book. It's about friends having differences and being okay with those differences. Being okay that two friends do not have to spend every waking moment with each other and that friendship doesn’t end just because each person enjoys spending time in different ways. This was not the usual laugh riot you get with a Simpson book, but the story has heart and more then makes up for the lack of one liners and quips.
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  • Susie
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you to NetGalley for an advanced copy. Once while a school librarian, I was able to purchase several books from a distributor who was retiring. Two Phoebe and Unicorn books were included, and I was surprised by how they were constantly checked out; they were rarely on the shelf, as they would be rapidly checked out as soon as they were returned. I was pleasantly surprised by the depth of the humor and thought that went into the writing of this; there is some subtle humor that perhaps only Thank you to NetGalley for an advanced copy. Once while a school librarian, I was able to purchase several books from a distributor who was retiring. Two Phoebe and Unicorn books were included, and I was surprised by how they were constantly checked out; they were rarely on the shelf, as they would be rapidly checked out as soon as they were returned. I was pleasantly surprised by the depth of the humor and thought that went into the writing of this; there is some subtle humor that perhaps only adults would get, but there was also a good lesson for anyone. The illustrations are very vibrant and are fairly easy for students to follow.
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  • Debbie
    January 1, 1970
    I was really excited to see that the latest Phoebe and her Unicorn was a full story. I loved the last one, and was looking forward to this one. It was cute, and it was great seeing Florence, Marigold's sister. Great message, but I felt like I was coming in during the middle of a joke. (Confession: I have been slowly making my way through the series from the beginning, so probably missed some things that played into this one - like Florence, and Sue). I'll have to read this again once I've gotten I was really excited to see that the latest Phoebe and her Unicorn was a full story. I loved the last one, and was looking forward to this one. It was cute, and it was great seeing Florence, Marigold's sister. Great message, but I felt like I was coming in during the middle of a joke. (Confession: I have been slowly making my way through the series from the beginning, so probably missed some things that played into this one - like Florence, and Sue). I'll have to read this again once I've gotten through the rest of the books.Review copy courtesy of the publisher via NetGalley.
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  • Critterbee❇
    January 1, 1970
    I am addicted to this series, and, of course, Unicorn Theater does not disappoint. Marigold's sister Florence comes for a visit, and Phoebe feels left out. Everyone ends up at a drama camp, and they work on a play to show all of the other people at camp.. I love that Ringo, Sue, Max and Voltina all make appearances. All of the characters are adorable, including the Nostril Sisters. Looking forward to reading more in this series.*eARC Netgalley
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  • Mary
    January 1, 1970
    I always enjoy reading about Phoebe and her unicorn friend. In this volume, we see Phoebe meet up with her friend Sue at drama camp. Her friend Max from school is also there, helping with their end-of-camp-play. In this volume Phoebe feels neglected by Heavenly Nostrils because she is reconnecting with her sister Unfortunate Nostrils. The main theme of the book is friendship. I would recommend reading the other volumes in order because the story does build upon itself.
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  • Stefanie Kellum
    January 1, 1970
    *I read a digital ARC of the title from the publisher via NetGalley.
  • Amanda Williams
    January 1, 1970
    Absolutely enchanting read. I really loved reading this book all about friendship and thinking of others before yourself. Fantastic work
  • Mimi
    January 1, 1970
    Not bad, but can't get excited over it either. Yes, it conveys a moral, but.... it was all just a pit too sugary and pep.I received a copy through Netgalley.
  • Jessi
    January 1, 1970
    Phoebe goes to drama camp while Marigold visits her sister. The two don't really get to spend a lot of time together because Marigold is so busy trying to repair the relationship with her sister.This book seems shorter than the others in the Heavenly Nostrils series. There was really only one story line which was good but, again, short.
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  • Stephanie Cover2CoverBlog
    January 1, 1970
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  • Colleen
    January 1, 1970
    *Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the review copy.* I just love these books. They’re always so much fun.
  • Ryan
    January 1, 1970
    Phoebe and her unicorn are back, but this time not everything is heavenly. Marigold has a sister named Florence and her long visit makes Phoebe feel left out. Surely things will get better at camp, but this year camp will be different because camp is not for music, but for drama. And boy will there be drama. I love the story of this book. It's about friends having differences and being okay with those differences. Being okay that two friends do not have to spend every waking moment with each oth Phoebe and her unicorn are back, but this time not everything is heavenly. Marigold has a sister named Florence and her long visit makes Phoebe feel left out. Surely things will get better at camp, but this year camp will be different because camp is not for music, but for drama. And boy will there be drama. I love the story of this book. It's about friends having differences and being okay with those differences. Being okay that two friends do not have to spend every waking moment with each other and that friendship doesn’t end just because each person enjoys spending time in different ways. This was not the usual laugh riot you get with a Simpson book, but the story has heart and more then makes up for the lack of one liners and quips.
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  • Meghan
    January 1, 1970
    I received this book as an advanced reader's copy due to the popularity of the series and the impact it has on our young readers. This one has a wonderful life lesson that all of us struggle with from one end to another and it is wonderful to see another side especially involving a mythical creature such as a unicorn. I also love the relationship between Phoebe and Marigold Heavenly Nostrils and how they reconciled and didn't let anyone or anything stop their growing friendship not even the invo I received this book as an advanced reader's copy due to the popularity of the series and the impact it has on our young readers. This one has a wonderful life lesson that all of us struggle with from one end to another and it is wonderful to see another side especially involving a mythical creature such as a unicorn. I also love the relationship between Phoebe and Marigold Heavenly Nostrils and how they reconciled and didn't let anyone or anything stop their growing friendship not even the involvement of Marigold's sister and Dakota the frenemy. Drawings were also spectacular to look at too. That is why we are giving this book 5 stars!
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  • Sally Wilsey
    January 1, 1970
    The adventures of Phoebe and Marigold her Unicorn are very well written and pleasant to read. I like it had the friendship story in it. This book is comic book form and goes very smoothly. It would hold a childs interest and has humor and gives you things to talk about with your child. I feel this book is good for age 5 and up., even adults could read it and enjoy it. I love books who also spark a childs imagination with the unicorns and dragons. Her friends Max (who is kind of shy), and Sue (wh The adventures of Phoebe and Marigold her Unicorn are very well written and pleasant to read. I like it had the friendship story in it. This book is comic book form and goes very smoothly. It would hold a childs interest and has humor and gives you things to talk about with your child. I feel this book is good for age 5 and up., even adults could read it and enjoy it. I love books who also spark a childs imagination with the unicorns and dragons. Her friends Max (who is kind of shy), and Sue (who is overconfident) have different personalities which add to the story because they each remind you of someone you know. The addition of Florence, Marigold's sister who had a spider on the nose problem was a nice treat. I am definately going to get more in this series as my Granddaughter would love the books.
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  • Elena Russell
    January 1, 1970
    With seven books in the series, Dana Simpson continues to charm graphic novel readers with her newest one: Phoebe and Her Unicorn in Unicorn Theatre! In this book, Phoebe and her unicorn, Marigold, are headed to drama camp. But Phoebe is irked when Marigold invites her sister to join them. Marigold ends up spending all of her time with her sister instead of Phoebe and that’s when the green-eyed monster rears its ugly head. How will Phoebe fix her friendship with Marigold? It’s real life drama at With seven books in the series, Dana Simpson continues to charm graphic novel readers with her newest one: Phoebe and Her Unicorn in Unicorn Theatre! In this book, Phoebe and her unicorn, Marigold, are headed to drama camp. But Phoebe is irked when Marigold invites her sister to join them. Marigold ends up spending all of her time with her sister instead of Phoebe and that’s when the green-eyed monster rears its ugly head. How will Phoebe fix her friendship with Marigold? It’s real life drama at drama camp!Simple illustrations lend a hand in the storytelling in this book. That, along with large word bubbles will make this a fun read for 2nd – 4th graders. The theme of friendship and dealing with jealousy is straightforward enough for any young reader to understand and take to heart. Another entertaining one in the Phoebe and Her Unicorn series!Thank you to NetGalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing for this E-ARC!
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