Fancy Nancy Mass Market Paperback – January 1, 1970
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Fancy Nancy’s family is not fancy at all. Which is relevant in my house because our 7-year-old daughter is the fancy daughter of parents who are not fancy at all. I think different families would feel differently about Nancy being so fancy... For us, this book just honors how our daughter came into the world, and she loves that Nancy’s parents are plain and she can still be herself. If you have a child who is extremely feminine in a household that isn’t, this may be the book for you!
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.
Yes, Nancy likes things fancy. (She has clever lines like "Then I get an idea that is stupendous. That's a fancy word for great." and "Lace-trimmed socks do help me to play soccer better.") She's disappointed the others in her family aren't as fancy as she. So she offers "fancy" lessons to her family and they all attend. Then they go out for a "fancy" dinner to a local diner. It's all very sweet, actually.
And it's worth mentioning that the illustrations by Robin Preiss Glasser are beautiful. (I'd say "fancy," but that doesn't seem to strike the write note concerning these gorgeous pictures.) All in all, this is a book about a loving family that should be shared in loving families.
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Fuchsia is now my daughter's favourite colour.
Then buy "Fancy Nancy and the Delectable cupcakes" as your must read book two!