Have you learnt Fancy Nancy? Effectively, in case you are a four to six 12 months outdated lady, you certainly know who she is. Nancy, the artistic brilliance of creator Jane O’Connor, is a younger lady who loves the whole lot fancy. The unique story e-book within the sequence, suitably titled “Fancy Nancy” spins the story of Nancy, a pint-sized curly-auburn haired lady who loves to talk utilizing fancy French phrases, clothes in fancy clothes, and loves nearly any else that’s fancy. Even Nancy’s favourite doll is tres fancy – her doll’s identify, Marabelle, is brief for Marabelle Lavinia Chandelier. Sadly the remainder of Nancy’s household may be very plain. Nancy even goes as far as to provide her household classes on the variations between plain and fancy. Glasses…plain, sun shades…fancy! Nancy’s signature clothes is a cow print leotard paired with a poodle skirt, fairy wings, cat-eye sun shades, leg heaters, ballet slippers and a tiara. The distinctive and eccentric illustrations, by Robin Preiss Glasser, add to the pleasant nature of those books.
In subsequent image books within the Fancy Nancy sequence, together with “Bonjour Butterfly”, the “Posh Pet” and “Explorer Extraordinaire”, you meet Nancy’s canine Frenchy and her greatest pal Bree.
Jane O’Connor’s inspiration for all of her books,, together with the Fancy Nancy sequence, comes from her personal life experiences, or these of her household. Each Sunday afternoon, when Jane was about four or 5 years outdated, her grandmother and nice aunts would come to go to Jane and her household. “As quickly as I heard the doorbell ring,” Jane says, “I might race to my room, leap in my pink tutu, wrap a satin pink cape round me, and are available galoomphing out to greet my friends in a pair of my mother’s excessive heels. I wasn’t a girlie-girl, however I felt it was vital to look fancy for firm.” O’Connor was Fancy Jane lengthy earlier than she wrote Fancy Nancy.
What does being fancy imply to Nancy? It means frilly toothpicks in sandwiches, consuming together with your pinkies up, lace trimmed socks whereas taking part in soccer, and do-it-yourself canopies over her mattress.
Jane O’Connor’s Fancy Nancy hysteria has blossomed right into a rising sequence of image books, I can learn books, in addition to Fancy Nancy presents and merchandise equivalent to dolls, doll garments, puzzles, video games, celebration provides, bed room equipment and naturally Fancy Nancy gown up garments for little women. Yow will discover a Fancy Nancy reward for all events.
Try our Fancy Nancy Trivia to see how a lot you realize about this outstanding little lady:
A. What phrase is written on the pillow that rests on Nancy’s mattress?
B. What’s Nancy’s favourite coloration?
C. What’s the identify of the restaurant the place Nancy and her household exit to eat?
D. What is the identify of Nancy’s greatest pal?
E. What’s the full identify of Nancy’s doll? (trace: We talked about it above)
F. Who’re Nancy’s subsequent door neighbors (on either side of her home)?
G. What does Nancy suppose she will likely be when she grows up?
H. What’s the identify of Mrs. DeVine’s canine?
I. What breed is Nancy’s canine?
J. What’s Nancy’s trainer’s identify?
Okay. What’s Nancy’s center identify?
L. What’s Nancy’s final identify?
M. What’s Nancy’s canine’s identify?
N. What does she use to carry up her mattress cover?
O. What’s the identify of Fancy Nancy’s sister?
P. What was Mrs DeVine’s occupation?
Q. What breed is Mrs. DeVine’s canine?
R. In what metropolis did Mrs. DeVine dwell as a baby?
S. What’s Nancy’s child sitter’s identify?
Solutions: A: Elegant; B: Fuchsia; C: The King’s Crown; D: Bree; E: Marabelle Lavinia Chandelier; F: Bree (her greatest pal) and Mrs. DeVine; G: A lepidopterist (that is a elaborate phrase for a scientist who research butterflies); H: Jewel; I: La Salle spaniel; J: Ms. Glass; Okay: She does not have a center identify; L: Clancy (sure…that makes her Fancy Nancy Clancy!); M: Frenchy; N: A brush and a mop; O. JoJo; P. Magnificence care skilled (she labored at a hair salon); Q: Papillion; R: Hollywood; S. Alex
O’Connor quotes excerpted from her interview with Nationwide Public Radio