Fancy Nancy’s Splendiferous Christmas

All children get attached to certain books.  When ML was a toddler, I read Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert five million times.

Last Christmas, ML received a copy of Fancy Nancy’s Splendiferous Christmas by Jane O’Connor.  She wanted me to read it every night for months.  We did.  Until I hid it in late February.  Out of sight.  Out of mind.  I wasn’t trying to censor my daughter’s book choices.  I can only say splendiferous so many times.

Of course, Fancy Nancy didn’t leave our life.  ML the adventerous nature lover moved on to Fancy Nancy:  Explorer Extraordinaire.  Extraordinaire is much easier to pronounce than splendiferous.

When ML was upset  she didn’t receive a speaking part for the kindergarten play, Fancy Nancy came to the rescue.  I shared Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet.  Afterwards, we talked about her disappointment.  She agreed each person in a show is important.  At the kindergarten show, ML was on the back row doing her part.  Singing her heart out and smiling.

One comment

  1. So excited about this blog! One of my grand daughters is 4 years old and now I will have a steady stream of wonderful book recommendations!

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