Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Fancy Nancy Candy Bonanza - a bookwrap


"Fancy Nancy: Candy Bonanza"

illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser

* Ages:  3-8
* Grade Level:  PS-3
* Paperback:  24 page
* Publisher:  HarperFestival; Stk edition
* Pub. Date:  July 21, 2015
* Language:  English

From the Back Cover

Today is Halloween and Nancy can't wait to collect candy from each house she visits. But it's hard to leave all those delectable treats in her pumpkin pail. Is there such a thing as too much candy?

Unwrapping Some Amazing Illustrations for You

Unwrapping the Story

Nancy has been waiting for Hallowe'en night so she can dress up fancy and go trick or treating.  She has chosen to be the Sugar Plum Fairy which allows her to be very fancy indeed.  

She, her dad, and her sister are off into the spooky night. Before they go out the door her Mom tells her not to over indulge on her goodies. But Nancy doesn't heed her Mom's warning and turns into a candy monster.  She keeps eating the candies that are so generously given to her.  Oh oh!  Nancy should have listened to her Mom because eating loads of candy has consequences. 

Nancy learns a very valuable lesson.... too much of a good thing oftentimes isn't good for you!  The illustrations are truly amazing.  They are colourful, detailed and just make the whole story come alive.  I love the fact that Nancy uses big words and then defines them for the young readers often using French words to expand vocabularies.   Fans of the Fancy Nancy books will delight in this Hallowe'en tale and an extra added bonus is the the book comes complete with stickers!  I highly recommend this book and all the other Fancy Nancy books.  

Storywraps Rating - 5 +++ HUGS!!!!!

Meet the Author

Jane O’Connor is an editor at a major publishing house who has written more than seventy books for children, including the New York Times bestselling Fancy Nancy series. She resides (that’s fancy for lives) with her family in New York City.

About the Illustrator

Robin Preiss Glasser actually wore tiaras and tutus when she danced with the Pennsylvania Ballet. Now she happily spends her days in jeans, drawing. She has illustrated many acclaimed picture books, including the bestselling Fancy Nancy series. She won the Children’s Choice Award for Best Illustrator of the Year for Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet. Robin and her family live in Southern California.

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