Nancy's family is a bit of a trial to her. They are so NOT fancy. They don't even request sprinkles on their ice cream! So Nancy comes up with a plan--to educate her family on the finer points of how to be fancy.
This book is beyond adorable. Nancy's voice is true, her quest is earnest, and her philosophy is inarguable. The illustrations by Robin Preiss Glasser add to an already irresistible story, starting with the copyright page showing "my room before I made it fancy" and the amazing Nancy herself with her crown, hair bow, hairband reading "Beautiful," ruffly shirt reading "Sublime," purple (I mean "fuschia"!) boa, and more.
Highly, highly recommended for girly-girls and their moms!
The illustrations in the book are so much fun, with lots of bright colors and details that both kids and adults can appreciate. Her family’s non-fanciness is emphasized by having them drawn wearing neutral colors and gray tones for the majority of the book while Nancy is always wearing pink or purple. I love the scene where they burst into the local pizza restaurant for their fancy night; the expressions and postures of everyone in the scene are fantastic. I know there is a certain group of little girls out there who will feel like they ARE Fancy Nancy, and they will love this book! It’s also a good book to show kids that it’s okay to stand out and embrace being different.