Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Fancy Nancy and the Boy From Paris by Jane O'Conner

Fancy Nancy and the Boy From Paris by Jane O'Conner

Illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser and Ted Enik

Abstract: Nancy is delighted that the new boy in her class is from Paris and sets out to become his friend, then discovers that this Parisian is not quite as fancy as she had thought.

Harper Collins, 2008.


Anonymous said...

This book is a nice read that would be enjoyed by a beginning reader. It’s a good choice for silent reading time or for students to include on a book list. It is unlikely to become a high-demand classic, but not every book on a classroom’s bookshelf has to be.

Holly B said...

This story is cute and humorous. Nancy is a likable character and one with whom I believe students can identify with. I really like how this book uses bigger words in the story and identifies what those words mean as part of the narration so the explanations are kid-friendly.

Along with Nancy, the reader may believe that Robert was really from Paris, France too. However, as one reads along they will notice clues that show Robert is most likely not from Paris, France as Nancy believes.

I think this story would be fun and put a smile on many children's faces. It would be useful for children to read in their spare time or as part of a book discussion group.