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Fancy Nancy: Aspiring Artist Hardcover – Mar 2011


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Jane O'Connor has always had a secret fondness for froufrou. An editor at a major publishing house, she has written more than thirty books for children. She lives with her family in the glamour capital of the world - New York City.

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Fancy Nancy: Aspiring Artist Portraits: Fancy. Collages: Trs fancy. Splatter paintings: Trs, trs fancy! Full color. Full description

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
It inspired my aspiring artist 12 Mar 2011
By The Baking Fairy - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This latest edition to the Fancy Nancy series was a big hit in our home. My four-year-old daughter, who has really taken off in her artwork these past few weeks, enjoyed this book immensely. In fact, she was so inspired by the story that she drew her own version of "Tulips in the Wind"! I would have to say that it is one of my favorites of the Fancy Nancy stories we have read (and we own 90% of them). I give it 4 out of 5 stars, though, because I think the book could have introduced more artists than just the four (Degas, Monet, Matisse, and Pollock) that were touched on and I think it would have been nice if the style/period of each artist was discussed (ie. Monet is one of the impressionists). Perhaps it is asking too much to incorporate that in a 32 page story for 4 - 8 year olds but that is what I felt was lacking in this book.

Otherwise, I think the story itself is nicely written. While Bree is on vacation for a week, Nancy occupies herself by building an art clubhouse in the backyard and trying out various styles of art each day, even touching on what it is like to have a creative block. Nancy, Robert, and Bree host an outdoor art gallery at the end of the week to display the artwork (mostly Nancy's) that they have created during their week of art exploration.

As for the previous reviewer who did not like the "smaller" size of the book, this is not one of the $17 big books like the original or _Posh Puppy_. This one is the same size as more recent stories like _Explorer Extraordinaire_, _Ooh la la! It's Beauty Day!_, or _Poet Extraordinaire_. These are my favorite size in the series. I think Jane O'Connor writes more "story" in this size (there is definitely more to read per page) and typically provides a good dose of information on the topic being explored.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Not enough story 28 Mar 2011
By Cathe - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
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.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Love it! 23 Jun 2011
By W. Brown - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I love Fancy Nancy and so does my niece, she's 6. This book didn't have a story, but more information and things to try. Like the Fancy Nancy: Tea Parties book, it has different projects to try. Some of her books like that, story or information, sometimes both. I loved it and my niece does too.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
fancy nancy books 23 Aug 2011
By sandy s. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Our 3 year old granddaughter loves fancy nancy and in fact thinks she is fancy nancy and has her room decorated in fancy nancy style! Good pictures in these books, too!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Fancy Nancy is the best! 26 May 2011
By Danielle - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
My 7 year old is a huge Fancy Nancy fan, and has been for years. She has the entire collection. She loves this book, and gives it an A+!
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