In "No Acting, Please", Fern said all she ever played was a tree in the Arbor Day Extravaganza. However, she did appear in school plays in "Francine Frensky, Superstar" and "Elwood City Turns 100".
Of course, those were school plays. Not really independent productions.
No Acting, Please was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program -Philip Seymour Hoffman.
The book character, Henry Skreever is a spoof of the popular book character, Harry Potter.