O’Connor, Jane Fancy Nancy: Apples Galore! Illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser and Ted Enik Harper, 2013. $16.99 EARLY READER Content: G.
Nancy’s class goes to an apple orchard for a field trip. Her partner is Lionel, and he is a prankster. Because he pranks so much, when he finally does get himself in a precarious situation and actually needs help nobody believes him. Nancy helps him though and she ends up getting some Gala apples like her dad loves.
This is a typical Fancy Nancy in the fact that it has adorable illustrations and Nancy is a good girl who likes to help others, but Lionel is a bit naughty and frustrating. He doesn’t listen to the teacher and he has to suffer the consequences. This is an easy reader with around four short sentences per page layout.