Fancy Nancy: Aspiring Artist

Fancy Nancy: Aspiring Artist


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061915260
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/01/2011
Series: Fancy Nancy Series
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 476,616
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About 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.

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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Fancy Nancy: Aspiring Artist 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
melodyreads on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Nice little book that includes BIG words and a few famous artworks.
LeesyLou on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a lovely little book introducing art of the last 150 years to the 4-7 year old story listener. Surprisingly, though my 3 year old listened happily it was my 6 year old son who demanded to hear the story again immediately after it was finished the first time through. It was indeed far less girly-fancy than previous volumes in the series, and more focused on childhood art appreciation for both girls and boys.Little always-Fancy Nancy pines briefly for her best friend off on a New York vacation, until her parents pep her up with some art exposure. Pollock, Degas, Matisse, Monet, what could be finer? Nancy, little sister, and friends get a chance to imitate each artistic style and finally hold their own tres-magnifique art show for the neighborhood. Ooh-la-la!
hokonow on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is part of the Fancy Nancy Series, and is about Nancy as she learns to cope with the absence of her best friend over her spring vacation from school. Nancy's mom decides to buy Nancy fun art supplies to keep Nancy occupied, and Nancy quickly becomes inspired and develops a love for art! This fun story is perfect for little girls who are trying to find the artist in them, and who love reading about Nancy trying to be fancy in all that she does!
mariah2 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Well I¿ll be glued and glittered; Ms. Fancy Nancy Clancy has yet another exciting adventure. The story begins with Fancy Nancy standing in the rain watching her friend Bree leave for a New York City vacation. Nancy needs something to do while her friend is glamming it up in NYC, so inspired by a gift of glitter markers from her mom, she starts to create and explore art. The illustrations are well done, and augment (that¿s a fancy word for adding to) the entertaining (and ¿shhhh don¿t tell anyone¿.educational) text. While this book would certainly charm girls in the 5-7 age range, Lionel, a male friend of Fancy Nancy, may attract some male readers with his antics. While I would not purchase this book for a boy, it would be one that could appeal to boys in a storytime, or a family bed time story.
grnpickle on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Another cute Fancy Nancy book. This book involves Nancy finding some inspiration for her artwork. It includes artists like Monet and Degas. Adorable as usual.
sadkins on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Fancy Nancy is adorable as ever in Aspiring Artist. Nancy is feeling blue after her friend leaves for vacation, but after a pick me up from her mother, Nancy finds inspiration for her art in many places. This book is filled with teachable moments and those wonderfully fancy words! The boys will even enjoy Nancy's goofball friend Lionel.
kcpiano on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I was so happy to receive this book from LT's Early Reviewers program. Thank you! I have always loved Fancy Nancy and this book is no disappointment! I am so happy the authors chose this artist theme as we are an artistic family. My 7 year old daughter loved this book as she has loved all the others. Winner!
CatheOlson on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I thought this book would be perfect for my aspiring artist daughter, but she and I were both unimpressed by the book. There really was no story--just a list of art projects that Nancy tried. I really miss the originality and personality of the first few books. Also, my daughter wanted to know what happened with Bree--the story starts out with Nancy missing her friend but then the friend theme is totally dropped and it ends with her happy about getting a manicure. There's no story arc at all. I'd recommend this book only for extreme Fancy Nancy fans who like anything about her whether there is a story or not.The illustrations are the best part of this book.
kayceel on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Fancy Nancy's sad because her best friend Bree has gone to New York for spring vacation, leaving Nancy behind. But when Nancy's mom brings home fancy new glitter markers, Nancy's inspired to create art! But what kind?Nancy's always cute, if a little precocious, but I really enjoyed this one (haven't read many of the others, though now that I think of them, this one does follow the others' format). As Nancy tries out different forms of art - markers, painting, nature subjects, faces - she learns a bit about four different artists and their subjects or style of art (Degas and his ballerinas, Monet and his fondness for painting out side, Matisse and his paper cut-outs, Pollock and his paint splatter).A great book for young aspiring artists and fancy girls. :)Recommended.
bsalomon on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Fancy Nancy¿s best friend goes out of town leaving Nancy with nothing to do; but, mom brings home so markers with glitter and Nancy feels inspired to draw pictures. She decides to open up her own art gallery, but when she tries to finish her gallery she cannot think of anything else to draw. Her father takes her and her friend Lionel to an art gallery and Nancy becomes inspired to go art like the famous artist in the exhibit. This is a great book for children who are interested in art. It teaches children about different artist and art styles.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
MarmaladeLibby More than 1 year ago
**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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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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