Razzle Dazzle Unicorn is the fourth book in Dana Simpson's series about a young girl called Phoebe and her friend Marigold Heavenly Nostrils, the unicorn. Based on the comic strip, originally entitled Heavenly Nostrils, this series continues to delight young and old. In this volume, Phoebe returns to music camp over the summer and is reunited with her friend Sue, aka "the monster girl" while Marigold enjoys the company of the lake monster. Phoebe and Marigold also try their hand at tabletop role-playing games, discovers that she isn't the only one who thinks her frenemy, Dakota, is a "booger brain" and learns of the existence of common orns (as opposed to "unique orns").
This book met with the approval of my seven year old, who wrestled it off me the moment I finished it, but it has plenty of appeal for adults too. It's reminiscent of Calvin and Hobbes, only with more sparkles. Phoebe is a sweet oddball kid to whom many geeky adults and children will relate. It's kid friendly, containing almost no violence and no explicit language or adult themes, just good clean fun.
The next book in the series, Unicorn Crossing, will be published on the 28th of March 2017.