What to do, when there’s nothing to do? The answer to that on a rainy day, or any other day, is to join Phoebe and Her Unicorn for a splendiforous variety of challenging puzzles to pass the time away.
Phoebe and her unicorn, Marigold Heavenly Nostrils, present hours of challenging crossword, word search, and sudoku puzzles, along with mazes and word games.
About The Author
Dana Claire Simpson grew up in Gig Harbor, Washington, drawing the entire time. She eventually graduated from The Evergreen State College, despite having spent all her time drawing, and not always for credit. From 1998 to 2008, she drew the internet comic strip Ozy and Millie. After winning the Amazon-sponsored Comic Strip Superstar Contest in 2009, Andrews McMeel Syndication signed her to a development deal for Heavenly Nostrils, which was later renamed Phoebe and Her Unicorn.
She currently lives in Santa Barbara, California, with her tech genius spouse and her fairly stupid cat.
Unicorns on a Roll: Another Phoebe and Her Unicorn Adventure
Grade Levels: 3-5 Curriculum Connections: Language Arts
Students read Unicorn on a Roll and make notes about their personal reactions to and connections with the text. In small groups, students discuss the book and their notes and questions about it. Working together, groups write a complex, text-based question about the book, and then answer each other’s questions using text evidence.
Phoebe and Her Unicorn: A Unicorn of a Friend Celebration
Phoebe and Marigold celebrate their 10th anniversary and you can too! Grab one of your besties for a friendship art project making mini unicorns for each other. They’re small enough to take anywhere as a reminder of your one-of-a-kind, unicorn-like friend.
This guide pairs with any Phoebe and Her Unicorn book and includes:
• a variety of lessons
• clear instructions
• corresponding activity sheets
• extended reading and writing prompts
…making teaching a zap! Trotting through the pages with Phoebe and Marigold, students will build vocabulary, analyze text and characters, hone essay writing skills, and engage in creative writing, classroom discussions, and group and individual projects.