Cover image for JoJo and the twins / by Jane O'Connor ; pictures by Robin Preiss Glasser.
Title:
JoJo and the twins / by Jane O'Connor ; pictures by Robin Preiss Glasser.
ISBN:
9780062378040
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First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Harper, 2018.

©2018
Physical Description:
32 pages : colour illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
Fancy Nancy's little sister

I can read! My first shared reading
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Summary

Summary

Fancy Nancy's little sister JoJo returns in her very own adventure!

JoJo is helping Mommy and Daddy with the new twins. But they look the same! How will JoJo tell the twins apart? JoJo's plan will keep you laughing.

Beginning readers will love this My First I Can Read that is carefully crafted using basic language, word repetition, sight words, and charming illustrations.

From the beloved New York Times bestselling author-illustrator team Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser, Fancy Nancy: JoJo and the Twins is a My First I Can Read, perfect for shared reading with a child.


Author Notes

Jane O'Connor was born in New York City in 1947. She received a bachelor's degree in English literature from Smith College in 1969. In 1971, she began her publishing career by working in the editorial department of Hastings House Publishers. From 1977 to 1983, she was an editor at Scholastic, Inc.; then she moved to Random House, where she became editor-in-chief of children's books. In 1989, she moved to Grosset and Dunlap.

Her first novel, Yours Till Niagara Falls, Abby, was published in 1979. Since then she has written more than 30 children's books including the Nina, Nina Ballerina stories, the Fancy Nancy series and the adult novels Dangerous Admissions and Almost True Confessions. She has won numerous awards including the New York Academy of Sciences Honor book in 1981 for Magic in the Movies: The Story of Special Effects, with Katy Hall; Golden Sower Award, Nebraska Library Association in 1982 for Yours Till Niagara Falls, Abby; and the Quill Award for Best Picture Book in 2007 for Fancy Nancy. She is vice-president and editor-at-large for Penguin Books for Young Readers. In 2013 her title Fancy Nancy: Nancy Clancy Sees The Future made The New York Times Best Seller List. Fancy Nancy and the Wedding of the Century made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2014.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

With exuberance, elan and lots of heart, O'Connor (the Nina, Nina Ballerina books) and Glasser (A Is for Abigail) prove that the bosom of the family has ample room for even the most outr? individualist. Channeling the spirits of Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn-whose pictures adorn her extravagantly decorated room-Nancy tries to make the world a more flamboyant place, starting with her decidedly down-to-earth family ("They never even ask for sprinkles," she notes as they exit an ice cream parlor). She offers her parents and little sister a free tutorial in all things fancy (yellow is plain, gold is fancy), which they gamely attend, and they even agree to go to a restaurant wearing Nancy-orchestrated frou-frou (Mom's ensemble includes Christmas ornament earrings and a feather boa). But when Nancy commits a faux pas of major proportions (she trips with a tray full of ice cream) she comes to realize that her family's love for her is as bottomless as her collection of hair accessories. O'Connor captures Nancy's dramatic precociousness without making her sound like a snoot ("My favorite color is fuchsia. That's a fancy way of saying purple"); she comes across as a genuinely creative spirit rather than an imperious fashionista. Glasser's pictures brim with comic detail and sparkle like a bauble from Tiffany. Like O'Connor, she empathizes with Nancy's over-the-top sensibility, yet gently grounds the heroine in the steady (if bemused) embrace of her family. Ages 4-7. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Horn Book Review

Tiara-topped Nancy decides to give her too-casual family lessons in how to be fancy. Girlie girls will relate to Nancy's over-the-top obsession with fanciness, but her would-be childlike narration (""My favorite color is fuchsia. That's a fancy way of saying purple"") will fool no one. Glasser's illustrations are appropriately glammed up. (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.