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Fancy Nancy: Every Day Is Earth Day (I Can Read Level 1) Paperback – February 9, 2010
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After learning at school that “every day is Earth Day,” Fancy Nancy takes her lessons home. After espousing rhyming “green rules” to her family (“Dad, don’t waste water. Get clean, but stay green!”), Nancy ramps up the eco-enforcement, and minor mishaps result: Mom loses work, for example, when Nancy turns off the computer to save energy. The story’s messages about balancing environmental enthusiasm with tolerance and common sense bring fresh angles to this well-paced installment in the consistently strong early reader series. As usual, the exuberant line-and-wash illustrations amplify the story’s sense of messy, creative fun. Grades K-2. --Gillian Engberg --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
Jane O’Connor is an editor at a major publishing house who has written more than seventy books for children, including the New York Times bestselling Fancy Nancy series. She resides (that’s fancy for lives) with her family in 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 actually wore tiaras and tutus when she danced with the Pennsylvania Ballet! Now she happily spends her days in jeans, drawing. She has illustrated many acclaimed picture books, including the bestselling Fancy Nancy series. She won the Children’s Choice Award for Best Illustrator of the Year for Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet. Robin and her family live in Southern California.
Top Customer Reviews
As with all Fancy Nancy books, Nancy is brought to life using her fancy words and definitions, giving young readers the chance to learn new vocabulary. The story is straightforward and the plot is easy to understand. The message of the story, however seemed a bit unclear. Was the point more that saving the Earth is important, or that Nancy should not have been so bossy. By dividing that focus, the message of the story is diluted.
I guess you can interpret this book in one of two ways. On the one hand, it is rather preachy about going green and "saving" the Earth, but - on the other hand - it also shows what can happen when you cross the fine line between responsibility and annoying bossiness in pursuit of a cause. Fancy Nancy tends to go a little overboard on new things, and that is definitely the case here. Having just learned about Earth Day and the importance of caring for the planet, she takes it upon herself to make every day Earth Day, and her well-intentioned actions at home end up causing a few problems within her household. She learns the hard way not to be so bossy and overzealous, and I think it is this lesson (on the importance of respecting the rights and wishes of the other members of her family), that proves to be the most valuable message this cute little book communicates to its target audience of emerging readers. This is definitely not my favorite Fancy Nancy book, though.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My daughter loves this series " Fancy Nancy" Super cute stories and great illustrations.Published 9 days ago by Chiefmaster7
This story was great for my 6 year old to read to remember how we can each make a difference by doing little things daily.Published 10 days ago by Amazon Customer
Who doesn't love fancy nancy. I purchased this tittle to add to my daughter's collection.Published 7 months ago by WildOrchid
My kiddo and I love the Fancy Nancy books. We read this with grandpa whose birthday is Earth day. Perfect.Published 18 months ago by princess'mom
Granddaughter loved hearing Grandma read this to her and the picture illustrations adorable.Published 20 months ago by David Guffey