“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis
Bibliographic information: based on Fancy Nancy by Jane O’Connor, cover illustration by Robin Preiss Glasser, interior illustrations by Aleksey and OlgaIvanov, puglished by Harper Festival, c. 2010
Synopsis: Nancy is so excited that she will have a new babysitter and makes a list of all the great girl stuff they can do. However, the babysitter, Alex, turns out to be a boy. Can Nancy still have fun?
Rationale for classroom use: Great for new vocabulary words (sensational, melancholy, demonstrate,etc), plus it helps break the gender stereotype that only girls can be babysitters.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.7 With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the story in which they appear
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.4 Ask and answer questions about unknown words in a text.