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On the fence (please read all)
on December 15, 2013
I'm on the fence here people. I love these fancy Nancy books and think they are adorable and sweet. I have a lot of these books not just this one. My daughter loves Nancy especially because she has curly hair and is a ballet dancer just like my daughter. See, My daughter is nearly 4 and totally understands this book fine. But I think understanding it is the problem. It's a sweet story idea but the problem I have is when the girls fight, how they talk to each other. It's pretty hard to explain why one girl yells at another one to leave her house and that she refuses to place any more. And one saying that she will never come back. My daughter is now under the assumption that when she quarrels with anyone she can tell them to leave and never come back and she doesn't want to know them any more. It was funny at first but it's a nasty habit all from reading the book ONE time. As a parent I really value respectful kind behavior to everyone and really try and drive home respecting friends, elders, siblings, and everyone so I felt like maybe this made my daughter thing being disrespectful was ok. So, I had to give the book to the library for some one else that's maybe older to enjoy. I have a dozen fancy Nancy books though and all of them are fantastic and so sweet. The writer is so clever and fun with her ideas and point of view of Nancy. I'll definitely be buying more Nancy books, just this one was off the mark for me.