This one was better again. Charming little incidents and snippets of Phoebe’s life with her unicorn friend. The unicorn babysits when her parents go out. She bemoans returning to school when summer’s over. The unicorn has interactions with a cat (they are far too much alike), admires herself constantly, and refuses to acknowledge that anything is superior to a unicorn. There’s a power outage, leaf pile frolicking, and a class trip to the science museum. Phoebe has to deal with Dakota’s annoying put downs, but has plenty of her own comebacks, and is secure in her friendships with Max and Marigold. The unicorn plays video games, has her own connection to the internet, and yet can still get stuck for hours helplessly looking at her own reflection in a pond. She gets jealous of the Christmas tree again, but handles it better this time. Lots of nice little observations on the quality of their friendship. I was a little surprised that Max’s dragon friend didn’t show up in this volume, but maybe he’s around in the future.
175 pages, 2018