Monday, February 25, 2019

Review - Fancy Nancy: The 100th Day of School

Fancy Nancy: The 100th Day of School (Fancy Nancy)
by Jane O'Connor
illustrated by Ted Enik
Date: 2009
Publisher: HarperCollins
Reading level: C
Book type: picture book
Pages: 32
Format: e-book
Source: library

Fancy Nancy celebrates the 100th Day of School in her own inimitable way, in this sweet and thoughtful story.

(synopsis from Goodreads)

Is the 100th day of school a big deal? I don't know. I don't ever recall celebrating that in elementary school. In any case, Nancy's school does make a big deal out of this day, and all the kids are bringing in 100 of something. Nancy doesn't know what to bring. She doesn't have enough hair accessories or bracelets, and her parents' suggestions of socks and macaroni are boring. But when JoJo's goldfish dies, Nancy gets an imaginative idea that helps with her school dilemma as well as makes her sister feel better and honours Goldy's short life.

This is one of the sweeter Fancy Nancy stories, showing Nancy being a good big sister to little JoJo. Not only does she comfort the little girl after the death of her fish, she also includes her in the project to help memorialize the pet.

Although I still don't get what the big deal is about the 100th day, I do like the rest of the story. The illustrations are good, as usual. This is another nice I Can Read! title for your Fancy Nancy collection.

Quotable moment:

Premise: 3/5
Meter: n/a
Writing: 3/5
Illustrations: 4/5
Originality: 3/5

Enjoyment: 4/5

Overall: 3.5 out of 5

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