Read Fancy Nancy!
My 6-year-old daughter was given this book for Christmas, and both she and her four-year-old sister just love it. Proof of their affection: they carry the book with them from room to room and know most of it by heart.
That is because Fancy Nancy speaks directly to the heart of a little girl’s fancies. This book is heavy on all things purple, pink & sequined and light on all things unadorned & boring. What’s more, it is a how-to guide for the uninitiated–as Nancy is a master in her field.
For example, did you know that “lace-trimmed socks do help [you] to play soccer better?” Or that “a princess is supposed to keep her tiara on?”
This is a tender, sweet and encouraging tale–one where Nancy learns that sometimes even princesses trip and lose their tiaras, and that a loving family will always see one through those humbling moments.
Fancy Nancy is written by Jane O’Connor and illustrated (in a bright fancy style) by Robin Preiss Glasser.