Fancy Nancy: Fancy Day in Room 1-A by Jane O’Connor
Cover illustration by Robin Preiss Glasser, Interior illustrations by Ted Enik
Genre: Children’s Early Readers – I Can Read! – Level 1
Ages 4 to 8, Grades K to 3
Pages: 32 Hardcover
Date Published: May 2012
Publisher: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Children’s
After a gloomy, gray week stuck inside at school, Nancy comes up with a great idea to cheer up her friends. Miss Glass’ classroom will celebrate a day filled with frills, fanciness, and fun, called Fancy Day! Everyone begins preparations right away, planning posh outfits and practicing their most sophisticated manners. But on the day of the party, Miss Glass runs in late… looking quite plain. Can Nancy and her classmates fancy up Miss Glass and keep the party as elegant as ever?
Sometimes rainy days add up and get the best of us. This is just what Nancy, Bree and their class is experiencing. But never fear as Nancy saves the day with an idea for a Fancy Day, after all she never feels gloomy in her fancy dress. Best of all is the end when everyone learns how to share a little bit of fancy to make someone else’s day a bit more sparkily.
*Thanks to HarperCollins for providing a copy for review.*
Jane O’Connor is the author of more than 40 books for children, including the Nina, Nina Ballerina stories, illustrated by DyAnne DiSalvo, and the Fancy Nancy picture book series. Ms. O’Connor lives with her family in ever-posh New York City.