Book Review – Fancy Nancy

Title: Fancy Nancy

Written by: Jane O’Conner

Illustrated by: Robin Preiss Glasser

Published by: Harper Collins

Fancy Nancy

Fancy Nancy is an ingenious character who believes that less is definitely NOT more, when it comes to dressing up and being fabulous! From the top of her tiara down to her sparkly studded shoes, Nancy is determined to show everyone she meets a thing or two about being fancy. The stories are enchanting, warm and funny – with or without the frills.

The first book in the series is about how she transforms her family with her ‘How to be Fancy’ class. This book would be ideal for introducing a discussion on family outings and things families do together.

The Fancy Nancy picture book series are a wonderful blend of pattern, colour and action that are sure to appeal to any girls’ inner princess. Robin Preiss Glasser portrays her character and facial expressions perfectly.

They are excellent books to study if you are aspiring to be a picture book writer and want to discover how to develop characterisation and a voice that can carry a whole timeless series in your own children’s picture book.

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