Thursday, May 5, 2011

'Fancy Nancy' Celebration And Children’s Art Show To Be Hosted By Robin Preiss Glasser

Fancy Nancy

 By Dupé Aleru|May 5, 20ll (Cinco de Mayo)|9:49 a.m.

If you’re an elementary school teacher, most likely you’ve encountered one of more of the poplar tales of “Fancy Nancy”—a collection of children’s picture books written by Jane O’Connor and illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser. The “Fancy Nancy” collections are engaging, creative and fun to read. The illustrations are eye-catching as they come to life, taking the reader on an imaginative journey of ravishing colors and creativity.

Illustrator Robin Preiss Glasser will host a celebration and art show in honor of the latest book in the Fancy Nancy series, to be held tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. at Children’s Book World.

In the latest book, Fancy Nancy Aspiring Artist, Nancy is on spring vacation. Though spring vacation is a time to relax and have a great time, Nancy is feeling glum because her best friend Bree, is out of town. Nancy's mom tries to lighten her mood by showering Nancy with a fancy brand-new set of glitter markers. Nancy puts her trademark flair to très creative use and devotes herself to becoming a serious artist (or artiste, as the French say).

To make things fancy for the event, Children’s Book World will host an art show by hanging up pictures made by young art lovers (ages 4 – 8) to decorate the room. They will then create an art gallery in Children's Book World's front window and hang the pictures there for two weeks, from May 7 - May 21.

For those who would like to participate in the art gallery, pictures should be dropped off (one per child) to Children's Book World by May 6.

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