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Fancy Nancy Hardcover – December 13, 2005
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From School Library Journal
PreSchool-K–Young Nancy, like her literary predecessors Eloise and Olivia, is a glamour queen dropped into a boring world–Nobody in my family is fancy at all. They never even ask for sprinkles. She determines to rescue her relatives from their humdrum existence by giving them lessons and accessorizing their mundane wardrobes. A situation that is charming when observed by adults in real life doesnt translate into a successful picture book. Children pretending to be fabulous creatures is appealing when it is innocent and unforced. This book, despite Glassers wonderfully energetic artwork, is ultimately a story told by adults for adults.–Kathleen Whalin, York Public Library, ME
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PreS-Gr. 2. For Nancy, there's no such thing as too, too much; she loves her frilly bedroom, her lace-trimmed socks, and her pen with a plume. Nancy teaches her family how to be fancy, too. Then following Nancy's lead, the fancied-up family heads for a festive night out (at the local pizzeria). ^B A messy food mishap puts a damper on Nancy's joy, but her supportive family and the^B "I love you" at bedtime smoothes everything out. O'Connor, the author of the Nina, Nina Ballerina stories, delivers a delightful story of dress-up and cozy family love, with a charming protagonist who enjoys, and enjoys sharing, glamour. Nancy's perky narrative, in short, simple sentences, incorporates some "fancy" vocabulary for kids to absorb (stupendous, posh), along with a sense of the rewards of a family doing things together. The cheerfully colored art is aptly exuberant, a riotous blending of color and pattern and action. A book sure to appeal to girls' inner princesses--and inspire new ensembles and decor. Shelle Rosenfeld
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I know that some people get hung up on things like "why do we need to encourage material possessions or encourage our girls to dress up, etc." but, c'mon, it's just a fun book that your child will want to read many times for many years. My farm girl daughter isn't fancy at all but she loves it just the same.
It's cute the way she talks about how her parents spell words they don't want her sister to know but since she is older she can figure them out now. There is a life lesson in this book about honesty and cheating that is very important for little ones
to learn in my opinion. This book covers it well.
Overall we love this book just as we love the others, the life lesson, the illustrations, and the spelling of the words on the list are great.
I have nothing negative to add at this time.