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Review & Giveaway: Fancy Nany Tea Parties for Fancy [Insert Child's Name] by Jane O'Connor

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Fancy Nancy Tea Parties for Fancy [Insert Child's Name]
Jane O'Connor

Illustrator: Robin Preiss Glasser
Genre: Picture Book
Hardback: 40 Pages
by Put Me in the Story

Fancy Nancy, hostess extraordinaire, can’t wait to share her party-planning expertise with your little one! From recipes and crafts to etiquette tips and French lessons, this precious personalized book contains everything your child needs to throw the perfect tea party. A personalized letter from Nancy herself to your fancy kiddo? Oui! Plus, your child’s name is worked into the text and adorable illustrations throughout the book. Wrap up with a set of recipe cards from the Kitchen of Fancy Nancy, and best of all, cut out and frame the certificate declaring your child a graduate of Fancy Nancy’s Tea Party Course! Que magnifique!


Fancy Nancy Tea Parties for Fancy [insert child's name] provides an introduction for young readers to tea parties from Ensembles and Etiquette to hosting Classic Tea Parties, Buffet Tea Parties, Tea Parties Alfresco (outdoors), Tea for Tea, and Doll Tea Parties.

Movie Monday: The BFG

Monday, August 1, 2016


Directed by Steven Spielberg
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure
Running time: 117 minutes
Released: 2016
Distributed by Walt Disney Studios

Ten-year-old Sophie is in for the adventure of a lifetime when she meets the Big Friendly Giant (Mark Rylance). Naturally scared at first, the young girl soon realizes that the 24-foot behemoth is actually quite gentle and charming. As their friendship grows, Sophie's presence attracts the unwanted attention of Bloodbottler, Fleshlumpeater and other giants. After traveling to London, Sophie and the BFG must convince Queen Victoria to help them get rid of all the bad giants once and for all.

Going into this film, I wasn’t sure what to expect. While I had enjoyed reading The BFG as a child, I did not know how well the book would translate into a full 2-hour film. Overall, I found that while it seems whimsical and immature, and at times the plot was all over the place, the film has its definite charms.