My daughters and I really enjoy the Fancy Nancy series. The stories are all very good; though some of the thematic books are a bit less engaging for younger children (I'm talking about the ones that are illustrated more like a collage and have poetry or recipes sprinkled throughout). The artwork is delicious and makes me laugh out loud at times, especially that done by the series' original artist Robin Preiss Glasser (if this is important to you, look for the books where she is listed as the artist rather than the ones that say "pictures based on the art of Robin Preiss Glasser"). Even though this edition is not written by the original author (Jane O'Conner) or illustrated by Glasser, I particularly liked it because it discusses Nancy's relationship with her new babysitter who, to her initial horror, turns out to be a teenage boy. As you can imagine, despite this hang up, they hit it off great. I chose it because the interplay between Nancy and her babysitter reminds me of that which occurs between my four year old daughter and my teenage son. As Nancy gains appreciation for her new babysitter, so too am I able to use the story to help my daughter gain appreciation for her big brother. This book is superb, as Nancy would say.