Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Fancy Nancy

Fancy Nancy
Written by Jane O'Conner
Illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser

Perhaps you have a little girl who likes pink and purple, or better yet fuschia. Perhaps your little girl likes dressing up, or doing all things with a little bit of flair. Sometimes I take it for granted that everyone knows and loves certain books. Fancy Nancy is one of these books.My goodness, what if you have one of these chic little girls and you haven't yet met Fancy Nancy?! Well, you simply must (darling)!

Although Nancy likes all things fancy, she otherwise comes from a very plain family. One day she decides to place an add on the fridge to see if she can spice things up a little with Fancy Lessons (by Nancy of course). Fortunately, her family signs up for lessons! Nancy can hardly wait to get started, and with a little bit here and a little bit there, her family shows some real potential. They really can be fancy! In celebration, Nancy's Dad takes them all to The Kings Crown (a not so fancy hamburger joint). After a little mishap, Fancy Nancy learns that some things are truly best just the way they are. The illustrations in this book are charming, and the fancy vocabulary is sure to be enjoyed and absorbed. Enjoy!!!


Me said...

I LOVE Fancy Nancy books. I make my nieces sit and read them with me because I feel silly reading them to myself! :)

Lindsay said...

I know what you mean, I think we all have a little Fancy Nancy inside of us, even if we don't act on it!

happyender said...

I now love this book. Thanks again. I think I introduced some new ideas to my daughter, she being the first girl after two boys who are constantly trying to get her to play dinosaurs and act the part of a superhero. Surely, the idea of being fancy was something simply waiting for a little kindling and this book was just that. I love girls! And ME, I didn't realize there was more than one Fancy Nancy book. Horray!