Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday #73 - Unicorn on a Roll by Dana Simpson


"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly event hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine where we spotlight upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating. 

And now for something completely different... Unicorn on a Roll - Another Phoebe and her Unicorn Adventure by Dana Simpson is due  out May 26, 2015. Phoebe and her friend Marigold Heavenly Nostrils have been compared to Calvin and Hobbes. There is the same sort of snarky humor involved. And even though it says that it is aimed at grades 4 and up, there is definitely humor for the and up. 

Book one of the Heavenly Nostrils Chronicles, Phoebe and her Unicorn has quite a few pages available to preview on Amazon.com
so you can get an idea of what kind of humor is involved. In book one, Phoebe skips a rock across some water and hits the unicorn in the head. The unicorn had been transfixed by its reflection in the water and grants Phoebe a wish. After several failed attempts at wishes, she finally succeeds with having the unicorn become her best friend. 

Book two picks up a year later. Synopsis from Goodreads.com
In this second volume of Heavenly Nostrils, titled, Unicorn on a Roll, the reader is invited on a journey into the lives of Phoebe and Marigold as they navigate the difficulties of grade school, celebrate the winter holidays, and explore their superhero/supervillain personas together. Join in the fun, as Phoebe competes against Dakota for the leading role of “Lisa Ladybug” in their fourth-grade play—or as she struggles to “manage” the PR debacle related to her nose-picking-scandal. (“I will neither confirm nor deny the events surrounding Boogergate.”) Witness a band of unicorns staging an “intervention” and learn all the details of Marigold’s secret crush on a mysterious creature she has never seen. Perhaps most important, watch as this surprising friendship between a charming, nine-year-old dreamer and a vain, mythical beast forever changes both of them for the better.

What book are you waiting on this week? Please leave it or a link in the comments so we can check it out. Happy Reading!


10 comments:

  1. How cute! It is not often that I see children books on this meme. Great pick!

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    1. I think this one is readable for adults too because of some of the humor like, "Boogergate". Thanks for coming by!

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  2. This book is so adorable!! I might pick up this book and pretend it's for my younger cousin!!
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    Naomi @The Perks Of Being Bookworm

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    1. I'm going to order the first book and share it with my almost 30 yr old daughter. I think she will find it as funny as I do. Thanks for coming by!

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  3. I've not heard of this one! I hope you enjoy it when you read it!

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    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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  4. I have never heard of this series before, but the cover is just cute/comical. It looks and sounds like it will be a fun read.

    Dreams @ Once Upon A Dream Books

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    1. I read the preview of book one on Amazon and it was cute and funny. Thanks for coming by!

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  5. Haha, I LOVE the title of this! :D I wasn't aware of this before now but I'll add it to my TBR. It sounds really cute and if I'm ever feeling down, I might check this out! Hehe.

    Great post!
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    1. Followed back via Bloglovin'. Thanks for coming by and becoming a follower.

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