Fancy Nancy: Aspiring Artist

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Overview

Portraits: Fancy.
Collages: Très fancy.
Splatter paintings: Très, très fancy!

It's spring vacation, and Nancy is feeling glum because her best friend, Bree, is out of town. Luckily, it's Nancy's mom to the rescue! When she brings home a brand-new set of glitter markers, Nancy puts her trademark flair to très creative use and devotes herself to becoming a serious artist (or ...

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Overview

Portraits: Fancy.
Collages: Très fancy.
Splatter paintings: Très, très fancy!

It's spring vacation, and Nancy is feeling glum because her best friend, Bree, is out of town. Luckily, it's Nancy's mom to the rescue! When she brings home a brand-new set of glitter markers, Nancy puts her trademark flair to très creative use and devotes herself to becoming a serious artist (or artiste, as the French say). After all, everything about being an artist is fancy, fancy, fancy—especially when inspiration strikes!

Complete with instructions on how to create your own artistic masterpieces, Fancy Nancy: Aspiring Artist will get your creative juices flowing and your fancy in full swing.

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Editorial Reviews

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When the ever-elegant Fancy Nancy takes a grand leap into painting, she discovers that becoming an artist (pardon, artiste) can be one exciting enterprise. Once again, the creative team of Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser utilize light, jaunty wit to enliven a story about a worthy subject. (P.S. Fancy Nancy Aspiring Artist contains instructions to help readers create their own new millennium masterpieces.)

Children's Literature - Carrie Hane Hung
It is spring break but her best friend, Bree, is on her way to New York City for the week. Glum (or "sad in a fancy way") Nancy is quickly motivated to be an artist when her mother purchases a box of sparkly, new markers. Fancy Nancy transforms her clubhouse into her art studio and begins to create pictures. She finds different ideas around her—in dance class and Mrs. DeVine's garden. At the end of the week, Bree returns and the two of them plan an artful way to finish out their spring break. Readers who are familiar with the "Fancy Nancy" series will probably enjoy this adventure with the brightly colored illustrations and glittery book jacket along with her fancy words. Another feature in this story is the inclusion of some famous works of art by Monet, Degas, Matisse, and Pollock. Fancy Nancy is inspired by the card she receives from Bree; the card features Matisse's "La Gerbe." Aspiring young artists may be encouraged by the works of art just as Fancy Nancy was in the story. Reviewer: Carrie Hane Hung
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061915260
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/1/2011
  • Series: Fancy Nancy Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 150,459
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Jane O'Connor

Jane O'Connor is the author of more than thirty books for children, including Nina, Nina Ballerina, illustrated by DyAnne DiSalvo, and the Fancy Nancy picture book series. Ms. O'Connor lives with her family in ever-posh New York City.

Desde la publicacion de Nancy la Elegante, el closet de Jane O’Connor cuenta con tantas boas, coronas y atuendos brillantes que a veces sus amigas no la reconocen por la calle. Aun reside (esa es una palabra elegante para decir que vive) en la ciudad de Nueva York con su familia y su companero canino, Arrow.

Robin Preiss Glasser has illustrated such bestsellers as Super-Completely and Totally the Messiest! by Judith Viorst, Daddy's Girl by Garrison Keillor, and the Fancy Nancy picture books. She lives in Southern California with her family, puppy, and tiara collection.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2014

    excellent book

    Love the Fancy Nancy line for my 5 year olds. The illustrations are beautifully done and of course very "fancy" and the vocabulary is just wonderful. This particular book is very dear to my heart for many reasons but mostly because I'm an Art teacher and the author does a fabulous job of integrating a little bit of Art History throughout the story. I truly enjoyed reading this book to my children!

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  • Posted August 1, 2012

    **Originally posted on Libby Blog** What an artistic adventure!

    **Originally posted on Libby Blog** What an artistic adventure!
    When Nancy's best friend, Bree, gets to go on vacation to a REAL art museum, she feels terrible. An art museum sounds SO FANCY and it's in New York City of all places! The most glamorous place of all! When Nancy's mom surprises her with brand new glitter markers and her little sister with crayons inspiration strikes! Nancy begins on an artistic journey while waiting for Bree to get back, which ends in a Local Artist Exhibit right in their very own back yard!

    My 7-year-old's thoughts: I loved this because I want to be an Artist when I grow up! And, I liked ALL her fancy words. I liked all the places she drew in. She was outside a lot. I was surprised that Mrs. DeVine was fancy just like her! Fancy Nancy is the fanciest girl I've ever seen! I loved all the fish drawings. Oh, and I really like when they splashed paint everywhere! I like Lionel's faces he makes. Lionel's such a goofball! I liked Claude Monet's painting the most. I wish I was fancy like Nancy!

    My thoughts: I love Fancy Nancy! My girls just hang on every word in her books and on every drawing to see what she's going to say and wear! This one was extra special with all of the information and exposure to great, classic artists and their works which inspire Nancy and her friends. Today after reading this book with them last night I come upstairs to them producing their own performance in the most wild and hilarious outfits! There wasn't a scarf unused! The best part? When I asked what they were I was told "I was a storm! That's why I'm wearing all this black!" and "I'm a rainbow!" These books bring out the most amazing imaginations in children! What more could you ask for in a book!?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2011

    One of my Favorite Fancy Nancy Stories to Date!

    My daughter is a huge Fancy Nancy fan & this one after one reading became one of her favorites. She loved learning about different real artists, seeing their work & Nancy's versions of each artist's work. I thought it was great for introducing a young child to fine art and encouraging them to create their own. I think this is a great book for a Fancy Nancy fan or an art teacher or parents looking to inspire the inner-artist in their children.

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