This Fancy Nancy book is closer to the length of Posh Puppy or the original Fancy Nancy than to one of the more 'involved' books - Aspiring Artist, Aspiring Artist, Stellar Stargazer, etc. The book has some particularly fun art (we get to see Nancy with a different hairstyle!) but feels a little lacking somehow. In it, Nancy and Jojo plan to stay overnight with Ms. Divine. Nancy tries to come up with ideas about how to soothe Jojo's worries about being away from their parents - but ends up being the homesick one, herself! She eventually finds consolation in sleeping next to her sister. I'm not sure how much I enjoy the story as a vehicle - what is it saying? All Nancy's ideas for Jojo, when she tries them herself, don't work. What about only kids? ... However this isn't a parable and it's full of regular Fancy Nancy moments. Still a worthwhile book. I wouldn't recommend it specifically to address children with Separation Anxiety or overnight jitters, though.
We love Fancy Nancy at our house. At first I wasn't sure about the sleepover part. We do not let our kids go to slumber parties. But it turns out it is just mom and dad going away over night and she and Jo-Jo stay with Mrs. Divine. We enjoyed it very much!
We love Fancy Nancy stories at our house. Nancy's girly character complete with sparkles and boas appeals to my little girl. I love the great language that O'Connor uses and how she expands my daughter's vocabulary. The stories are good and wholesome with great lessons set against a backdrop of a loving home life. The illustrations make the book.