#PictureBookMonth Theme: Princesses :|: Read Fancy Nancy by Jane O’Connor, illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser #literacy #preschool
Did you know Robin Preiss Glasser used to be a ballerina?
Fancy Nancy by Jane O’Connor that tapped something hiding inside Glasser waiting to be released. As a ballet dancer, Glasser remembers never being thin
enough. The George Ballanchine dancers of her era were skinny, long-legged
creatures. “Fancy Nancy is the fat little ballet dancer inside me,” she says.
Despite Nancy’s plump physique, she is graceful, poised and perfectly turned
out. “She’s always playing to the balcony,” says Glasser, recalling her own
drama queen tendencies. [Excerpted from my Robin Preiss Glasser profile.]