Unicorn vs. Goblins by Dana Simpson Book Review

Unicorn vs. Goblins (Heavenly Nostrils #3) by Dana Simpson
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Release Date: February 23, 2016

Phoebe and her Unicorn have returned in a third installment featuring one little girl and her extremely self-absorbed not-so-imaginary best friend, Marigold Heavenly Nostrils. In this book Phoebe gets to meet Lord Splendid Humility, continue the Phobegold Detective Agency, spend a week at Wolfgang Music Camp, and battle Phoebe's frenemy Dakota whose magicked hair has literally taken on a life of its own.

I love Phoebe. I love Marigold. Like Calvin & Hobbes, the two discuss philosophy, life, and deal with goofy parents. Don't get me wrong though, Phoebe is certainly not Calvin as she is pretty much your average elementary school student. Sadly, despite the title, there aren't that many goblins in the story, which isn't to say the book was bad simply a little bit of false advertising. A better title would have been Phoebe vs the Magic Hair since that played a much bigger part in the storyline. Although I enjoyed this book, I didn't think it was as funny as the first two and did wish for there to be a little bit more action and varied scenarios as in the first two. Great if you have read the rest of the series, but just didn't hit the mark for me this time.