Monday, February 18, 2019

Review - Fancy Nancy Sees Stars

Fancy Nancy Sees Stars (Fancy Nancy)
by Jane O'Connor
illustrated by Ted Enik
Date: 2008
Publisher: HarperCollins
Reading level: C
Book type: picture book
Pages: 32
Format: e-book
Source: library

Nancy absolutely adores stars. She loves how they sparkle in the sky, and she can even name the constellations. Nancy can hardly wait for her class visit to the planetarium!

(synopsis from Goodreads)

Nancy and her friend Robert are excited about their upcoming nighttime field trip to the planetarium. They make t-shirts with constellations on them, play with Nancy's solar system mobile, and bake star-shaped cookies with sparkly sprinkles. On the big day, however, a rainstorm washes out their plans. But when all is said and done, Nancy has a brilliant idea and they end up seeing a different kind of star show.

This book is just as cute as the other ones in the series that I've read so far. It has some great "fancy" words (like meteor, fascinating, and orbit) with clear explanations of what those words mean. I like seeing how there's continuity between the books, too; Robert, the little boy we met in Fancy Nancy and the Boy from Paris makes another appearance here.

What's not to like about Fancy Nancy? The stories are simple but smart, and the pictures are adorable. I can't wait to read some more of her adventures!

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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