From School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-Six stories about Fancy Nancy, a precocious, preternaturally sophisticated six-year-old, are featured in this compilation: Fancy Nancy; Fancy Nancy and the Posh Puppy; Fancy Nancy: Bonjour Butterfly; Fancy Nancy and the Late, Late, LATE Night; Fancy Nancy and the Delectable Cupcakes; and Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet. In each story, Nancy comes up against a world that insists on suppressing her affinity for fanciness. For example, she succeeds in fancying up her family for a night on the town, only to be tripped up by her own extravagance; she's forced to miss her best friend's butterfly birthday party when she has to attend her grandparents' 50th wedding anniversary get-together; she longs to be cast as a glamorous mermaid in the ballet, but instead is given a role as a dull willow tree. Each story is performed with adorable enthusiasm by 10-year-old Chloe Hennessee, and enhanced minimally by occasional sound effects, such as a dog barking or glass breaking. Me sure to have the book available so listeners can peruse Robin Preiss Glasser's personality-rife illustrations to fill in the space between the lines and bring Nancy's flamboyance fully to life.-Jennifer Verbrugge, Dakota County Library, Eagan, MNα(c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
About the Author
Jane O'Connor is the author of more than thirty books for children, including Nina, Nina Ballerina, illustrated by DyAnne DiSalvo, and the Fancy Nancy picture book series. Ms. O'Connor lives with her family in ever-posh New York City.
Desde la publicacion de Nancy la Elegante, el closet de Jane O’Connor cuenta con tantas boas, coronas y atuendos brillantes que a veces sus amigas no la reconocen por la calle. Aun reside (esa es una palabra elegante para decir que vive) en la ciudad de Nueva York con su familia y su companero canino, Arrow.
Robin Preiss Glasser has illustrated such bestsellers as Super-Completely and Totally the Messiest! by Judith Viorst, Daddy's Girl by Garrison Keillor, and the Fancy Nancy picture books. She lives in Southern California with her family, puppy, and tiara collection.