Written for girly-girls ages 4 to 8, this latest Fancy Nancy title celebrates Easter. Readers can lift 13 different flaps to see what is underneath.
The story is about Nancy's family getting ready for an Easter party; Nancy and her best friend Bree help with the decorations. There are Easter eggs and baskets, and a little child dressed as the Easter bunny. There is no mention of religion.
As with all the Fancy Nancy books, the delight is in the details. Nancy's Easter bonnet has fluffy chicks around the brim. Bree's curlicue hair is fancied up with Easter eggs. Nancy's dog Frenchie digs up a flower in the garden and tracks mud inside the house. Mom's desk computer has Post-it notes attached; a crumpled piece of paper almost made it into the trash can. Robin Preiss Glasser's colorful illustrations tell the story just as clearly as Jane O'Connor's words.
Unlike other Fancy Nancy titles, Elegant Easter does NOT have a list of the "fancy" words in the back with their definitions. These words include gala and Bonjour. Also divine, which you say "when something is so gorgeous it is very hard to top," in Nancy's words. Well said!
Other Fancy Nancy titles include:
Fancy Nancy: Heart to Heart
Fancy Nancy: Explorer Extraordinaire!
Fancy Nancy: Bonjour, Butterfly
-- Julie Neal, author of The Complete Walt Disney World 2010.