What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this book is about a girl who loves frou-frou things, but Nancy is certainly no wimp. There's a wonderful message about the importance of a supportive family.
What's the story?
Nancy offers fancy lessons to clue her rather plain family in on the joys of fanciness. However, a fancy outing to The King's Crown family restaurant ends in disaster. Will Nancy be able to find her fanciness again?
Is it any good?
FANCY NANCY joins a long line of spirited girls with a passion for pink, but she's a welcome addition to what might be an overcrowded genre. What sets Nancy apart is her loving family, who do more than tolerate her interests: They're willing to share them. Even her father takes notes when she offers an ad for "Learn to be fancy" lessons on her family's fridge.
Young wannabe princesses will be drawn to detailed illustrations, which are crowded with girly objects of desire -- but Nancy is not all prissy. Her fanciness helps her truly be all that she can be, no matter what she's trying to tackle. As she explains, "Lace-trimmed socks do help me to play soccer better." Even girls who can do without pens with plumes and tiaras may find a kindred spirit in our fancy heroine -- and her supportive family that's there for her throughout it all.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about the ways they can respect and even enjoy each other's passions whether or not they share them. They may use Nancy's family as inspiration for their own fancy outing -- complete with parfaits.