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Jan 05 2017

Fancy Nancy: Saturday Night Sleepover by Jane O'Connor

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Ill. by Robin Preiss Glasser. HarperCollins, 2016. ISBN 9780007560912
Fancy Nancy's mum has won a weekend at a resort , and sadly for Nancy, children are not included. So she and little sister JoJo are going to have a sleepover at Mrs DeVine's. Even though both girls love Mrs DeVine, this is Jo Jo's first sleepover and she is a little nervous. Being a good big sister, Nancy is determined to help JoJo overcome her nerves and help her through this experience, rehearsing it, making her a survival kit and showing her the photo album of the sleepover she had recently. Mrs DeVine is also an expert at sleepovers and has much fun planned and in the end, it isn't JoJo who has trouble going to sleep.
This is a series that will appeal to younger readers, particularly those who are big sisters. Lavishly illustrated including a sparkling, glittery cover, it has all the things that little girls love as they take early steps into reading series and learning to carry characters through a number of stories. She has her own website and even her own YouTube channel where all the stories are read.
Barbara Braxton

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