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Sick Stomach and On to the Museum
Reviewed in the United States on March 2, 2008
I have to admit, I was thrilled to see Fancy Nancy becoming part of the "I Can Read!" series. With a daughter named Nancy, I have been collecting all things Fancy Nancy. As she will soon be getting old enough to learn to read, these books will be great. She already loves Robin Preiss Glasser's art and now she will be able to have books she will be able to read early on.
The story here is pretty much what you'd expect from the title. Fancy Nancy goes with her class on a trip to a museum where she sees a lot of great art and is inspired to paint. As always, I love the way Ms. O'Connor is able to use Nancy's love of fancy words to stretch the vocabulary of young readers.
I also love the little lessons she tries to get across in these books. In this case, Nancy overeats and gets sick on the bus ride. Despite her embarrassment and with the help of her teacher, she carries on. I have to admit, vomiting is not one of my favorite subjects to come across in a book for children, but that doesn't change the fact that it's part of life.
When it comes right down to it, I became aware of these books because of my daughter's name but I've continued to follow them because they are simply good books. I continue to be very impressed.