Naughty Nancy Goes to School

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9780233977607: Naughty Nancy Goes to School

Nancy's naughtiness in school is alleviated by a courageous act during a school trip to the seashore.

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Words can't begin to describe just how naughty Nancy the mouse is. In fact, words don't describe her naughtiness... In John S. Goodall's wordless picture book, the entire story is told through exquisite and humorous watercolor paintings. Nancy is dragged by her determined-looking mother through the gates of school, to be met by the matronly bell- and stick-wielding teacher. But no sooner has Nancy's mother left the premises when her irrepressible daughter starts acting up and acting out. Mimicking her teacher, climbing onto the roof to retrieve a ball (that she hit up there, of course), tormenting her classmates on a field trip to the shore, Nancy is a menace. And yet, when another young mouse finds himself in dire straits, it turns out Nancy has a bit of a valiant, selfless heroine in her, as well.

The reprinting of many of John Goodall's wordless books (Naughty Nancy, The Midnight Adventures of Kelly, Dot, and Esmeralda, Shrewbettina's Birthday, etc.) is a windfall for imaginative beginning readers. Children can make up the words to the story as they go along, changing it as they notice new details, or according to their own mood or whim. Half pages alternate with full pages to advance the story--young readers will be intrigued by this unusual format. The mice's old-fashioned attire is nicely coordinated with the oh-so-modern mischief. (Ages 3 to 6) --Emilie Coulter

About the Author:

John S. Goodall was born in Norfolk, England, and began to draw and paint when he was four years old. He attended the Royal Academy School of Art in London and began painting in watercolors in India during World War II. Upon his return to England, he painted portraits of members of the royal family. Mr. Goodall created his first children's books informally for his daughter and granddaughter, devising a new format in which he alternated full and half pages of watercolor illustration. In all, Goodall created more than thirty-five wordless picture books for children, including stories about Paddy Pork, Shrewbettina, and Naughty Nancy, as well as such titles as The Story of a Farm, The Story of a Main Street, and Great Days of a Country House.

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John S Goodall
Published by Andre Deutsch (1985)
ISBN 10: 0233977600 ISBN 13: 9780233977607
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Book Description Andre Deutsch, 1985. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0233977600

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