Fancy Nancy: Fanciest Doll in the Universe

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Fancy Nancy is back in New York Times bestselling team Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser's picture book Fancy Nancy: Fanciest Doll in the Universe, about the love little girls feel for their favorite dolls—and their favorite sisters!

Fancy Nancy's sister, JoJo, can really be a pest sometimes . . . like when she put Easter-egg dye in the kiddie pool and dunked Frenchy in it! But this time she's done something really bad, and Nancy is livid—that's fancy for tres angry and ...

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Overview

Fancy Nancy is back in New York Times bestselling team Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser's picture book Fancy Nancy: Fanciest Doll in the Universe, about the love little girls feel for their favorite dolls—and their favorite sisters!

Fancy Nancy's sister, JoJo, can really be a pest sometimes . . . like when she put Easter-egg dye in the kiddie pool and dunked Frenchy in it! But this time she's done something really bad, and Nancy is livid—that's fancy for tres angry and upset. JoJo drew a tattoo on Nancy's precious doll, Marabelle Lavinia Chandelier! Even worse, it's in permanent marker. That means it will never come out! When Mom suggests a fancy doll party to make Nancy feel better, Nancy is excited to accept. But what if the doll drama isn't over?

Fans of Fancy Nancy and fancy parties alike will delight in this story of how younger siblings can get on your nerves sometimes, but it always works out in the end. As always, the central theme of all the Fancy Nancy books shines through, showing how Nancy empowers girls with knowledge through her fascination with do-it-yourself fun!

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Fancy Nancy is furious. Her kid sister JoJo thinks that she's a doll tattoo artist, but actually, she's just a pint-sized monster. When JoJo defaces Nancy's favorite plaything Marabelle Lavinia Chandelier with a permanent marker, mom is forced to take extreme therapeutic measures. Can a fancy doll party cure Fancy Nancy sibling problems? A cleverly told story to which all big sisters can relate.

Children's Literature - Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz
Fancy Nancy is back with her colorful vocabulary delighting young readers with her sparkles and fancy dialogue. Nancy is livid when her little sister Jojo draws an indelible tattoo on the body of her precious doll Marabelle. Nancy is only consoled when her mother tells her about a forthcoming doll gala. "Double ooh la la!" In the hotel ballroom at the gala are many dressed-up girls and dolls, but Marabelle is "the most beautiful by far." Nancy and Marabelle enjoy the many activities. At teatime, however, Nancy realizes that she no longer has Marabelle, but another similar doll in her place. What Jojo did was indeed despicable, but the tattoo saves the day. Fancy indeed are the scenes and vignettes that tell this tale. Each is intricately decorated wherever possible, even more for the events at the gala. Glasser uses ink pens, watercolors, and gouache to create the detailed naturalistic characters and their emotions; even the dolls are smiling. Reviewer: Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061703843
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/23/2013
  • Series: Fancy Nancy Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 139,153
  • Age range: 4 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 11.10 (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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  • Posted May 21, 2014

    My daughter with Alopecia loves Fancy Nancy books but I was real

    My daughter with Alopecia loves Fancy Nancy books but I was really disappointed with the ending. Since my daughter is bald, this was NOT the book for us; unfortunately I didn't realize it until we were reading it. Really wish the author and publisher had embraced the message of love for our differences, rather than stating “After all, it could have been worse. At least Marabelle isn’t bald.”  Wouldn't it be better to embrace and celebrate our differences?  Bald is Beautiful

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 16, 2014

    My daughter loves these books. However, we found the ending to b

    My daughter loves these books. However, we found the ending to be very hurtful. My daughter has Alopecia. She is 9 years old and completely bald. Its extremely hard enough to deal with the stares and comments of others.  The purpose of reading is to lose yourself a little and have fun. How can it be enjoyable for a child to be reminded of her condition in such a hurtful way. I am sure the author didnt mean to hurt little girls with an autoimmune disease that makes them lose their hair, but a little more thought next time would go a long way. There is nothing wrong with being bald. 

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2014

    I am a mother of a daughter with Aloepcia. Aloepcia is an auto i

    I am a mother of a daughter with Aloepcia. Aloepcia is an auto immune disorder where she battles with hair loss. In the past, my 2 girls have enjoyed reading Fancy Nancy books. I am glad I read these reviews before purchasing this book. I find it in very bad taste from the author and the editors that they could conclude a children's book in this manner. It was a careless act in which no thought was put into the damage on single sentence could do to a child with hair loss. There is no excuse for their actions. Fancy Nancy books have always seemed to celebrate differences between people but this book did not portray that lesson. Please don't spend your money on this book.

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  • Posted June 13, 2014

    Very bad story, (At least Marabelle isn't bald." ) request

    Very bad story, (At least Marabelle isn't bald." ) request for the Author! Think before you
    write something what can be very hurtful for children without hair!!!!

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  • Posted May 21, 2014

    My daughter with Alopecia loves Fancy Nancy books but I was real

    My daughter with Alopecia loves Fancy Nancy books but I was really disappointed with the ending. Since my daughter is bald, this was NOT the book for us; unfortunately I didn't realize it until we were reading it. Really wish the author and publisher had embraced the message of love for our differences, rather than stating “After all, it could have been worse. At least Marabelle isn’t bald.”  Nancy is reunited with her doll because she is different and it would have been much nicer to celebrate and love those differences rather than putting them down.  Bald is Beautiful.

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  • Posted November 1, 2013

    Another Great Fancy Nancy Book

    Just like the previous Fancy Nancy Books, this one has a cute story with a nice little lesson. My 5 year old loves the story and illustrations. We enjoy reading this book together and I'm sure it's one we'll read over and over.

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  • Posted July 6, 2013

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    Very darling and hilarious!

    This book was just too cute; another wonderful addition to the Fancy Nancy series. I smiled and laughed the whole way through. Recommended!

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  • Posted July 5, 2013

    Fancy Nancy does it again!

    This story has become one of our favorites. Who doesn't love a story about a doll? Wonderful illustrations make it so much fun!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2013

    Delightful

    My granddaughters, ages 4-9, and I love Fancy Nancy books and this one did not disappoint us. Nancy is delightful as usual.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2013

    Great Book!

    My daughter absolutely LOVES this book. This is one of the best in the Fancy Nancy series. Teaches a good lesson in the end. My daughter thinks it is hilarious what JoJo does to the poor doll. Anyone with younger siblings will loves this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2013

    Great Book! Part of a series...

    Fancy Nancy is like any girl with a sibling who longs for a day without her younger sister getting into her things...very creative. The illustrations are amazing and my grand niece just loves the book. Check it out! It won't disappoint.

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