Fancy Nancy: Stellar Stargazer! Hardcover – May 24 2011
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About the Author
Jane O'Connor is the author of more than thirty books for children, including Nina, Nina Ballerina, illustrated by DyAnne DiSalvo, and the Fancy Nancy picture book series. Ms. O'Connor lives with her family in ever-posh New York City.
Desde la publicacion de Nancy la Elegante, el closet de Jane O’Connor cuenta con tantas boas, coronas y atuendos brillantes que a veces sus amigas no la reconocen por la calle. Aun reside (esa es una palabra elegante para decir que vive) en la ciudad de Nueva York con su familia y su companero canino, Arrow.
Robin Preiss Glasser, a former professional ballet dancer, has illustrated more than fifty children's picture books, including the New York Times bestselling Fancy Nancy series, written by Jane O'Connor. Robin lives in San Juan Capistrano, California, with her husband, Bob. She has two grown children, Sasha and Ben.
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From the inside flap:
"Fancy Nancy thinks that everything in the sky is simply stellar, from the sun and the moon to the stars and their constellations (that's a fancy word for the shapes the stars make!). So nothing could make her happier than a special sleepover under the stars with her dad and little sister JoJo. Together Nancy and JoJo wish on stars, moon bathe, and even eat astronaut ice cream! But when rain clouds cover up the stars, what's a stellar stargazer to do?"
Fancy Nancy is one of my all time favorite picture book characters. Glasser's illustrations are absolutely beautiful and so detailed. O'Connor tells an entertaining story (sometimes with a lesson) that keeps young readers coming back for more.
In this installment, Nancy, her sister JoJo and the reader learn about stars. O'Connor includes "Stellar Facts" among the illustrations, making this an excellent supplement to a lesson on stars and planets.
Recommended for Kindergarten through 2nd Grade (though older fans of Fancy Nancy would also enjoy this book.)
Mrs. Archer's rating: 5 of 5!
My only minor complaint is that they state very concretely that there are no aliens (which seems like an out of place comment since they are just talking about the moon and stars in this book). I think this is very open to debate, it seems odd that they say this in here like it's a fact. I'm just saying, the universe is a huge place, the probability of lifeforms elsewhere in it is pretty high. Anyway, when I read this book I add "on the moon" when I read that "there aren't any aliens"--that's much more accurate and has actually been scientifically proven.
The book also shows Nancy and Jo Jo playing together a lot--it's nice seeing a kids book with siblings getting along, rather than just arguing all the time for low-brow comedic effect.
Finally, the cover glows in the dark! Yes, this actually was a big selling point, kids love things that glow in the dark.
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