No, Nancy, No! by Alice Tait

No, Nancy, No!

Written by Alice Tait
Illustrated by Alice Tait

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April 2018 Book of the Month There are familiar places and faces in this charming life-the-flap book. It stars Nancy, a little girl with a penchant for mischief, and her dog Roger, on a day out in London. Outside Buckingham Palace they spot two little children (with a corgi, hint, hint), who drop their teddy; the race to catch up to give it back leads all over the city. Lifting the flaps on each page reveals the cheeky things Nancy does, from knocking over a dinosaur at the Natural History Museum, to joining the penguins in their enclosure at London Zoo. When she and Roger finally catch up with the children they get an invite to tea – at Buckingham Palace (remember the corgi?) but even there Nancy can’t resist playing a trick or two. A breezy story with masses of appeal and an excellent first guide to London too, there’s even a fold out map. ~ Andrea Reece


No, Nancy, No! by Alice Tait

From Alice Tait, illustrator of the iconic London Range, comes a stylish, action-packed lift-the-flap book the perfect introduction to the capital city for first-time sightseers! Blending her joyful London scapes with the story of a mischievous little girl, Nancy, and her long-suffering dachshund, Roger, Alice creates a wild and calamitous chase by boat, bus and bike across all of London's most famous and best sights from Buckingham Palace to the Tower of London

With over fifteen flaps throughout, an incredible pop-up Nelson's column and a fold-out map, young readers will delight in this interactive adventure, and will love joining in with Roger's catchy refrain: NO, NANCY, NO!


If you're looking for a fun Christmas present for a young reader between the ages of two and five, then I can highly recommend this interactive book by Alice Tait. [...] What's lovely about this book is that young readers can lift flaps, encounter pop-up surprises and see the pages change in front of their very eyes, while learning about London and the secrets our capital holds. This is definitely an excellent stocking filler and one all readers will find enjoyable. The Kennel Club

About the Author

Alice Tait

Alice Tait is a British illustrator and designer whose artwork has been commissioned by Waitrose, British Vogue and renowned fashion houses, Carolina Ferrara and Chanel. Her prints and London-themed merchandise have also been sold in Habitat, John Lewis, Foyles, WH Smiths, and even the Royal Palaces. Alice has also created cover art for Nigel Slater's cookbooks and Sue Townsend's modern classic, Adrian Mole. No, Nancy, No! is her authorial debut. Alice lives in Bath with her husband, young son and sausage dog (the real-life Roger). Follow Alice Tait on Instagram here.

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32 pages


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Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

5th April 2018




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