Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet (Fancy Nancy 2)
Fancy Nancy is ready for the spotlight
Fancy Nancy and her best friend, Bree, couldn't be more excited about their upcoming dance show. After all, it's all about mermaids--and who knows how to be a fancy, glamorous mermaid better than Fancy Nancy herself? But when another ballerina wins the coveted role of the mermaid, Nancy is stuck playing a dreary, dull tree. Can Nanc...more
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Fancy Nancy and Bree are going to be in a ballet. They are so excited. They both want to be pick for lead roles as mermaids. They both practice as much as they can. During there next class the teacher tells Nancy she will be a tree and Bree will be and oyster. They are both sad but deside to make the best of it. They are both going to be the best they can be. A week later there teacher tells them she will need a new mermaid and Bree is picked. Nancy has a very hard time with this b...more
This book shows Nancy and her friend Bree at dance class. Both girls really love to play mermaids and they are very excited for their mermaid-themed dance recital. The roles they end up playing result in some jealousy and drama, but I love how the girls encourage each other throughout. Our oldest loves Bree's mermaid dress. She w...more
Nancy and Bree are excited to be taking part in a dance show, an undersea themed ballet where they are both hoping to be mermaids. Alas, the parts are cast and Nancy will be a tree and Bree will be an oyster. Both disappointed, they decide to be the best tree and oyster they can be. Later, a girl who has been cast as a mermaid sprains...more
But the illustrations are wonderful in their details. And the positive messages in e...more
This one is also delightful. All the Fancy Nancys have a moment of deep human angst in the world of a fancy little girl. I spend a lot of time in this world, and Jane O'Connor has captured it perfectly. Nancy and Bree are positive that they will get the mermaid leads in their ballet. They are distraught when Bree is an oyster and Nancy is a tree (BROWN!). When one of the mermaids hurts her fo...more
I would love to attend a performance of "Deep Sea Dances!"
"Don't you love how so many ballet words are in French?"
This story struck a chord with me (it resonates). I can identify with Nancy. I was cast as a tree (including a weeping willow) for every performance I was in once I began dance classes as a child...
My best friend was a gifted dancer. Like Nancy, I watched her perform lead role after lead role. I was jealous, but (again) like...more
Anyhoo, back to the review…
One of the things
emerged unscathed from the whining fires of caillou.
we even triumphed over the siren-song of each disney princess in turn.
and, now, as we suffer through the last dying embers of the barney juggernaut, a new hero has risen.
we have entered the fancy nancy phase of life.
nancy's foray into mermaid ballet dancing manages to combine everything my three-year-old finds essential in life: mermaids, dance, tutus, and the powerful bonds of true friendship.
oh, and a picture of nancy in a ki...more
This story is great. As usual, it’s a great friendship story. It’s also about jealousy and enjoyment for enjoyment’s sake, and ballet, and even a wise mom, and so much more. Reading this aloud/together is likely to...more
In this book, Nancy learns the lesson how to be a nice when your best friend gets something you really want. I do like how the author always takes a hard lesson for kids and shows how it's ok to feel sad, but how to move on.... As with all Fancy Nancy books, we learn new and fancy vocabulary words and Nancy dresses up to the hilt. I enjoy looking at the illustrations as much as I do reading the story! These books aren't nearly as fun to make up your own images as to...more
Nancy brings glitter and fun to her antics and has weaseled her way into the hearts of girls everywhere! The book has a great message and is wholesome fun to read together as a family.
In this story Fancy Nancy and her best friend Bree are taking ballet class together. The ballet is putting on a sea themed show and both girls want to be a mermaid. When one gets to be a mermaid and the other a tree, Nancy shows just how grownup she can be.
Great story to teach children about being jealous and being a good friend.