Saturday, November 10, 2012

Children's Book Review: Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet

Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet

Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet
Written by:  Jane O'Connor
Illustrated by: Robin Preiss Glasser
Published by: Harper, 2012
Ages 4-7

Fancy Nancy is ready for the spotlight...

Fancy Nancy and her best friend, Bree, couldn't be more excited about their upcoming dance show. After all, it's all about mermaids--and who knows how to be a fancy, glamorous mermaid better than Fancy Nancy herself? But when another ballerina wins the coveted role of the mermaid, Nancy is stuck playing a dreary, dull tree. Can Nancy bring fancy flair to her role, even though it isn't the one she wanted? And when disaster strikes right before the big ballet, who will step in to steal the spotlight?

From bestselling duo Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser comes a fancy, frilly ballet story with a lot of heart. Tiny fans will shout "Encore."

* My daughter has been a big Fancy Nancy fan for several years. Nancy Clancy is very girly and into dressing up and accessorizing, which is right up my daughter's alley.  I like how the book enriches young children's vocabularies and the illustrations are so detailed and pretty to look at.   This particular book is a great read for any ballet loving little girl.  Nancy and her best friend Bree both want to be mermaids in the upcoming ballet but end up getting not-so-fancy parts.  Nancy learns to deal with disappointment and jealousy. This book was just as entertaining and enjoyable as the others we have read.

This book was borrowed from the library.

Family Rating:1 1/2 thumbs up.

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