A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this book.
This is packed with information on poetry: different forms of poetry, different ways to enjoy it, different ways to write it.
Nancy’s enthusiasm for poetry is infectious -- poetry is presented as a diverse, creative, and fun form of expression.
Positive Role Models
Nancy is frustrated as she struggles to write, but she doesn’t get too negative -- and when inspiration strikes, she’s ready to run with it. Ms. Glass, of course, is the teacher all parents wish their children had: She’s approachable and attentive to her students.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this relatable story introduces children to reading and writing poetry.
Is It Any Good?
This is a great addition to Fancy Nancy series, both a fun story about Nancy’s preparation for Family Day and a guide to enjoying and writing poetry. Nancy, who never does anything halfway, even has a Palace of Poetry where she and best friend Bree read and write together. She's curious and excited by what she's learning, and takes great interest in the work of her classmates and the poems shared by friends and neighbors in her poetry survey.
Nancy talks about everything from finding inspiration (such as music, cookies, and a glittery notebook) to compiling anthologies, giving readers plenty of creative ideas for exploring poetry. Kids will readily empathize with Nancy, who is eager to start writing but frustrated by the process. Be sure to have a notebook and plenty of markers nearby -- your child probably will be fired up to start writing!
Sweet, colorful illustrations share space with Nancy’s own artwork, including her very own poetry anthology.
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